Rice grain chain bracelet
The bracelet, a timeless jewel worn by men and women for millennia, remains timeless.
Whether metal, synthetic or organic material, there are for all styles.
Discover here the steps of making a custom rice grain chain bracelet in sterling silver.
This type of chain maille weave perfectly dresses the neck or wrist, whether in gold or silver, its links of cylindrical grains waving and thus reflecting the light on each of them.
Silver bracelet 19 cm long and 3 cm wide formed by 7 rows of articulated grains of rice, for a total of 102 links ending in a ratchet clasp, entirely made by hand.
This bracelet type cuff although not rigid is massive and therefore obtains a weight greater than 130 g
However, it can be done in hollow to lighten the weight.
The production begins with the preparation of a round silver wire with a diameter of 4 mm.
This same thread will then be cut into a multitude of pieces of 12 mm in length which will be rounded to the file at each end one by one.
The rice grain links have taken shape and are ready to be pierced.
Links are then placed on plastiline to have a general view and to mark the location where they will be drilled for assembly.
Piercing the links, which is done twice on each of them, is a precise, long, and repetitive work.
Links will then be staggered together with silver threads that are thick enough to ensure a secure fit.
View of the jewel once each of the links assembled and welded
The bracelet will subsequently be blocked in a wax, type sealing wax, itself melted on a wooden support.
Once fixed, each link will be filed on one side, reducing the weight of the jewel and will also be less thick wrist.
A ratchet clasp will finish the jewel before polishing which will give it its brilliant luster.
Inside of the bracelet
Outside of the bracelet
View of the clasp almost invisible
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