Mostly Maille by Pamela Lemons
FINE CHAINMAILLE JEWELRY AND FUSED ARGENTIUM® SILVER JEWELRY
by PAMELA LEMONS
Pamela began her jaunt into chainmaille jewelry after she came upon a beading magazine’s tutorial to make a simple chainmaille bracelet. She was captivated by the precise technique of linking small jump rings into necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and earrings.
Pamela is a self-taught artist, learning primarily from online internet tutorials and magazines. She has since designed her own weaves and patterns.
Using a butane torch, Pamela also fuses Argentium® silver wire and sheet metal into her own jewelry designs. She always tries to incorporate the jump rings from her chainmaille weaving into her fused jewelry.
Pamela designs her jewelry to cross fashion trend lines allowing her jewelry can be worn for years to come. It’s the jewelry you wear when you can’t decide what to wear!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Pamela’s chainmaille and fused silver jewelry is made with primarily Argentium® silver as well as yellow-gold filled and rose gold-filled metals. All the metals Pamela uses are nickel-free!
Pamela’s chainmaille weaving begins with hand coiling then cutting precious metal wire into jump rings. Using a pair of flat-nose pliers and a pair of bent chain nose pliers, Pamela opens and closes each jump ring into a specific pattern using the same techniques that blacksmiths used in medieval times to make chainmaille armor for soldiers going into battle.
Pamela’s fused silver jewelry starts with an idea and a sketch. After laying out pieces of wire and sheet metal, she then uses a butane torch to fuse (meld) the Argentium® silver together. Pamela tries to incorporate the jump rings from my chainmaille weaving into her fused jewelry. To finish the design, she may use a hammer to add texture or shape.
Jewelry created from both techniques is tumble-polished to gently work harden the metals and to give the jewelry a bright shine.
Artist Discipline: Jewelry -- Precious Metals
Artist Business/Gallery Announcements:
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Pendants: Choose your chain length! 16inch, 18inch, and 20inch chains are included. Additional options are also available online.
Earrings: Choose your preferred earring style! Fishhook and post styles are included. Leverback and clip-on styles are available for a slight charge. 14K white gold fish-hooks are also available.
All purchases are shipped in a black box tied in an aqua blue ribbon.
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Artist Featured Photos and Work
BubbleDrop Pendants -- available in 2 sizes and 3 chain lengths
Falling Bubbles Earrings -- available in 2 sizes
Infinity Rose Pendants -- available in 2 sizes, 4 metal combinations, and 3 chain lengths
Infinity Rose Earrings -- available in 2 sizes and 4 metal combinations
Ringaling Pendants -- available in 2 sizes and 3 chain lengths
Ringaling Earrings -- available in 3 metal combinations
Hammered Rings Necklaces -- available in 2 sizes and 2 chain lengths
Hammered Rings Earrings -- available in 2 sizes
Double Helm Necklaces -- available in 3 metal combinations and 2 chain lengths
Double Helm Earrings -- available in 3 metal combinations
Celtic Trinity Pendants -- available in 3 chain lengths
Celtic Trinity Earrings
BullsEye Pendant -- available in 3 chain lengths
Spinner Necklace -- available in 3 metal combinations and 2 chain lengths
Spinner Earrings -- available in 3 metal combinations