Mostly Maille by Pamela Lemons

Mostly Maille by Pamela Lemons

Artist Statement: Mostly Maille
FINE CHAINMAILLE JEWELRY AND FUSED ARGENTIUM® SILVER JEWELRY
by PAMELA LEMONS


ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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:

Place an order at www.MostlyMaille.com/shop and use coupon code “Big4FreeShip” to receive free USPS Priority Mail Shipping.  This offer is good through September 20, 2020.

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.


Visit Mostly Maille by Pamela Lemons's Website

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



Please contact this artist directly to make a purchase. Shop with or Pay Mostly Maille by Pamela Lemons https://www.MostlyMaille.com/shop

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