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Permanent Jewelry by Marcusstratus Permanent Jewelry by Marcusstratus
Yup! that's right, These two bracelets are attached to my wrist... permanently. well, until I decide to cut them off with some wire cutters. There an alteration of the European 4-1 weave with the addition of bronze rings. the shinny white metal is called inconel. it's called a super alloy because it's more corrosion resistant than surgical stainless and is just as strong :D The rings themselves are 1/4" 16g for the inconel and the bronze is 5/16" 14g
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Dramas4 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I have been trying to find someplace that makes Permanent Jewelry, I have looked almost everywhere at this point and I have become exhausted.... If you don't mind me asking. How did you go about making this? I dont have the slightest clue. Or is there a way I could commision a small Anklet with the last ring not closed so once it adorns my ankle I can have it closed? Any information or help would be appreciated. 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is chainmaile (also spelled chainmail, chainmale, etc.) Originally used as medieval armour. You can find tutorials and resources at www.mailleartisans.org/ and theringlord.com/ as well as other places via google. I started out by making my own rings out of electrical wiring, but that takes a lot longer than buying them premade
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Dramas4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Thanks for the fast reply :)   I will have to go look at them and order some rings. Thanks for the help. 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers :D
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her-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
They look good. ^_^
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LadyWolfRider Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Writer
Strangely similar to my anklet. It is silver chain and I put it on with beading pliers.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
mmhmm! Same idea :) doesn't come off unless you bend the rings or cut them
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LadyWolfRider Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Writer
yeah. I have had it on for about five years now and I only had to fix it once. The chain is pretty thick too, though I am not sure of the measurement.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh wow, impressive. I only wore mine for a few months at the longest. I believe I cut them off because of my pottery class in High School... gets very messy when on the wrists.
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LadyWolfRider Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Student Writer
That is why I use an anklet it never gets in the way when I write
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, I see. That is a good point :)
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I've got a bracer that's like 15 rows long, and I'd love to make it permanent, but I play 3 sports, all of which say no jewelry, so I just tie it shut for now.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah, That's what I did when I was doing PE in school... well, I'd use clasps, but not do this permanent deal... it was also a good idea not to have 'em on for welding class
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Yeah. I'd assume so.I don't have a welding class, nor a metal shop at my school. I wish, since I'm just getting into the other more conventional metal apect(making simple rings with just pliers) and stuff.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
what are you doing exactly? with the rings etc.
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Um... I've only made 3. The first I made for my mom, and the second for myself. My mom wanted the one I made for me, so she has that. They're both copper bands. I made a sterling band for my sister, since I my teacher gave me some of that. I just now tried to make your "Naughty Ring" as a test, and failed miserably. I annealed it on my stove, and tried to knot it, but it came out horribly. My teacher (who is a computer teacher but does jewelry too) does really wacky jewelry, and I want to do more mainstream things. I can make maille too, but I really like this. I've only got a pair of pliers and a stove to work with. I'm not sure if I can talk my parents into letting me get a torch or kiln or something. Anyway, where would you reccommend starting?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
hmmm... where to start... well, first you're going to want some means of income hehe, of course, then... hum you see, having the ability to solder really helps in the whole jewerly process. I used solder to make my naughty ring. it was done by having two lengths of wire, folding them both in half, making a loop in each one where the crease is and then slipping the opposite ends of each ring through the hole in the other. then I soldered the two ends together.

I'd prolly start with a book or two. there's tons of jewelry how-to books out there, and you can look through a whole bunch at the book store and just get an idea of the different kinds of things you can do with metal. a book I recommend is called "the complete metalsmith" [link]=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210560533&sr=8-1 that book is nothing but tips and tricks. If you have an IM get in touch with me (my addresses are on my profile) and I'll send you a digital version of the book.
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I think I can solder. My dad a soldering iron, so I think I'm okay on that front. I'll definitely IM you though ^^
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
One thing though, you don't want to use a soldering iron for any part of jewelry that touches your skin. Lead solder is what's used with irons, since it melts at a low temp, and if you have a ring, bracelet or anything else with a bit of that holding it together and it's rubbing against your skin, that's not going to be good for you. So silver (or gold) solder is the sort to use with jewelry and that takes a torch to melt. You may be able to get ahold of a pen torch, at the hardware store, which may be able to melt solder.
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Orrin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Nice! I love the spiffy weave mutation ^_-

I wore a ';permanent' helm's chain anklet for about 8 months before i needed to wear boots again.
'tis much easier to make something permanent round your ankle than round your wrist.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooohh yeah it is :D but that's what friends are for!
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Lanthir44 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
They're beautiful!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
^.^ Thanks! :D
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Instresting.... So, how long are you planning on leaving them on?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
meh... until I get into some clay or make a watch or something....... prolly all summer at least
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, impressive! I'm the type of preson who has trouble even keeping a watch on.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
^.^ now there's an idea! make a watch permanently attached to your wrist.... >.< nvm
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FrockTarts Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You'd never misplace it. :O_o:
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Jezeze89 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Neat idea. They look nice too!
Maybe you could make permanent chainmail and wear it everywhere... lol.
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Jezeze89 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Maybe not such a good idea then.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
>.< eugh! think of hygene XP
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bittykate Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I've been toying with the idea of making myself bracelets somewhat like these... I did have a maille bracelet I used to wear, but it broke and I've yet to repair it because it just wasn't very strong in the first place. Now that I think of it, I should make the necklace I always wear "permanent'...

Was it very hard to connect it all around your wrists? I feel like making myself some now...

Love the rings, too ;D
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oi! thanks :D it was so difficult to attach the bracelets that I had to have a friend help me
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plague-rat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
spiffy.
seems a weird weave tho. seems impractical
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
impractical? what jewelry is?
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plague-rat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
haha well i meant the weave, like, back when it would have been armor, seems to defeat the purpose.
or was the weave just for ornamental shit?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
iss just ornamental shit, ya, I'd never do this on armour. I wouldn't even use a metal other than steel or some other iron alloy unless it was for trim or other decoration
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Luna-Starbright Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional Artist
Very pretty...and...interesting xD
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
hey thank you! yup, I've had them on since Monday of last week. I've done this a couple other times, the first being copper bracelets and second being straight inconel. I took those off due to school and various classes that jewelry didn't work with. so now that I have nothing to messy my hands up, I've got 'em on again!
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Luna-Starbright Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional Artist
YAY 8D
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