I designed a tool that allows me to make jump rings where each side stays flat. I thought this would create more visually interesting looks, but I was unprepared for how cool it turned out! Each side of the wire now acts like a tiny mirror, reflecting it's environment. This was really difficult to photograph as it kept reflecting everything back at the camera! The square wire also creates a bolder, more modern look. I put a comparison picture below to show how different the two chains are.
And why do I call it fuzzy chain? In addition to spending most of my time making jewelry, I am also an avid knitter. A few winters ago, I found inspiration in the bouclé yarn I was using. I loved the texture, and thought it would make a great chain! So I played around with various possibilities until I developed Fuzzy Chain. I think this chain has a very playful feel, and it's become one of my favorites both to make and to wear.
How does the clasp work?
The secure spiral clasp that I have designed is easy to put on for yourself - see the video below!
Also, since the chain necklaces and bracelets share the same clasp you can tinkertoy together any number of necklaces and bracelets to create your own designs! This is a great way to get more use out of pieces you might already own.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver
Gold: 14/20 Yellow Gold Fill
Mixed Metal (Silver/Gold): Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill wire and Argentium Sterling Silver
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill wire
Tri: Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill and Argentium Sterling Silver wire