Many people will be familiar with the old watch strap which looks
like it is woven from metal.
In fact it is assembled from alternating clockwise and
anti-clockwise oval spiral links, which interlink with each other,
much like curled fingers interpenetrating, and are then held
together by a pin through the overlaps.
This results in a flexible flat strap which looks like it has
overlapping chevrons running throughout.
Sometimes it is called a mesh bracelet, or even a ‘Tiffany’ style,
alth= ough that seems much finer.
Can anyone help me with instructions on the mechanics of how this
mesh bracelet is made?
In particular, about five years ago I sighted instructions for a
necklace in this technique in a then-recently published book of
jewellery projects, but foolishly I didn’t buy the book straight
away, and now I can’t recall the title…
Phill in Tasmania