picture on page 32 figure 3.23 Kay, Thanks for pointing out this
picture–I hadn’t noticed that it showed the end of the chain. Do
you think it looks shorter than the drawing on page 36? I am going
to try making the last link–the one that connects to the clasp
link–a little longer than the others, with a slightly elongated
eye. That may make it easier use with the clasp.
There’s an online store that sells this bracelet with a different
Note the price: $350! Do you think it moves at that price? The local
elementary school is asking for goods to be raffled off in a
fundraiser, and I am strongly tempted to give them one of these
bracelets. I’d be mortified if it didn’t sell, though.
What have you made from Jean Stark’s book? I find this chain to be
the easiest and quickest to make, because the fusing doesn’t have to
be perfect. If the fused loop looks rough, I orient it so the rough
part is melted for the ball end of the link.
The biggest challenge for me is controlling the melt so the ball
ends are all the same size. Another problem: Sometimes capillary
action will draw the molten metal up between the wires, so they look