Shielded Heart Necklace

Shielded Heart Necklace

This bronze and copper chainmaille necklace is encircled with 20 deep dark red 9 mm garnet nugget beads, the color of blood. The center chainmaille heart pendant is made with bronze and copper jump rings and one small 5 x 7 mm garnet drop bead on a handcrafted bale in copper wire, forming a sort of shield. The copper spiral clasp with extender chain ends in one final garnet bead. The entire necklace and pendant are patinaed and polished to bring out a rich aged finish and shine.

The weave is a variation similar to Japanese maille and the heart is European maille in copper with the larger bronze rings to frame and form the heart. The hook of the clasp fits a bit tight, which will prevent any chance of it opening while being worn. It requires a bit of dexterity or a willing assistant.

The necklace is 19 inches (48 cm) and extends to 22 inches (56 cm).

The heart pendant is 2 inches (5.2 cm) from top of bale to bottom of heart and is 1 1/4 inches (3.5 cm) across.

The entire piece weighs 5.3 oz.

Technical Details

  • Camera: DSC-HX20V
  • Taken: 20 November, 2013
  • Focal length: 4mm
  • Aperture: f/3
  • Exposure: 1/30 second
  • ISO: 500

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