Shinies for those times when you... need your wrist to be... protected..?
Those who wear "dragon spine" bracelets are recognized as having family, be it by blood or by friendship. They have someone to come back to. The bracelet would either be a gift from someone or a reminder for themselves, but either way it was a symbol of the desire to live on, and live for.
I'd had this in mind for... months, probably. A long time. I just didn't quite know how, exactly, to put it all together until I was messing around with the jump rings one day and... I did it! So here it is! An exciting success story, I know. I wanted something a little "lighter" and more "delicate" (yeah, tell that to my hands and the jump rings) than the thick-gauge chainmaile I've been playing with. I'll probably get back to using other bead colors. This is a "proof of concept". And so, so sparkly.
Need a linked materia option that's also a versatile fashion accessory? This style has you covered! Magic materia plus an Independent materia make for nearly limitless options! (Personally I recommend Mega-All + Master Magic, but y'know, whatever the battle calls for.)
I really, really wanted to get back to chainmaile. For some reason. And I wanted it to be relatively simple, so... I should have picked another project. Oh, it's a simple enough weave, but the gauge of the wire for the rings is quite a bit thicker than I was used to. Combine that with the fact it's nice, sturdy stainless steel and that pretty much makes the easy method of this chain weave completely impossible to achieve. So it took two days. Can't argue with the results, though.
And yeah, I'm more than up for custom pieces/colors/designs. I mean, this was a prototype. And it worked. Yay there.
It was a very interesting experiment. I had a bunch of those little red drops, see... and I had bought them for a necklace idea, but then I found the red didn't really work as well as the green and... then I was left with finding something else to do with them. So... ta-da! Randomly learning a few more weaves, as well. Dragonscale is HARD in such a small scale. Ugh. Looks awesome, though.
Oh, and there's that one blue shiny bead in the middle... it just belonged there. Looks nicer in person than in the pictures, I'm afraid. So, is it messy? Yes. Do I absolutely like it that way? Definitely.
Not quite my style, I must admit. But I got an idea and I obvious ran with it. Ran into some walls with it, too. Let's just say that if I were to price this based on the amount of patience it took, it would be several thousands of dollars.
Well, I wanted to try something new and different. ...This is it, alright. Sort of a blend of a lot of techniques I've been working on.
Sadly, you can't see the occasional red accents in these pictures, but... it's still purdy.
I hadn't quite intended this--but I was quite proud of it. Is it still messy? Oh yeah. Very clear I'm just starting off... but I have to admit that I really kind of like that look. And maybe I'm the only one that notices, but... yeah. I'm so happy with this one.
I managed to learn exceptionally simplistic bead wrapping, a helm weave, and finally get the hang of a spiral weave even if it's not terribly visible (I tried to make it longer and cross it over before it got to the finger to show off more, but... somehow it just didn't look right; I may play with it more, though). The "heart" came about by total accident when I was screwing around with two separate bands and I just kinda went with it. So, experiment successful. I did what I always manage to do: lean something "the right way", then completely screw it up and make it my own. *grin* Hey, I'm happy with this. And it makes a lovely clattering noise.