Friday, June 18, 2010

Open Bird Cage Chainmaille

Open Bird Cage Chainmaille, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I call this Open Bird Cage because of the way the Bird Cage pattern is broken with larger rings, creating a nice opening for a bird to escape!
Jump Rings: 4mm and 8mm

This end-of-the-year teacher's gift is for a teacher both my daughters were lucky to have in school. And since my younger daughter is the last, I wanted to make something special. The teacher really has lots of energy and really kept up with the kids well. Now that the school year is over she (like a bird) can escape for freedom, even if it is for 8 short weeks!

Last fall she had a baby. I thought this would be the perfect gift for charms she'll collect along the way. Because of the double links (even the 8mm links), this bracelet should be very strong.

Ran out of the 8mm jump rings, but there will be two on all. ;D