Custom Made Jewelry Handcrafted –Necklaces
The different types of necklace chains links in jewelry
Faced with all the existing chain maille weaves for making chains, used both for bracelets, necklaces and anklets, it's normal that you feel disoriented when you search for an internet purchase.
To find your way around, we offer you this guide which includes most of the chain maille weaves used for bracelets, chains and necklaces.
In the menu that follows, you can click on the model that interests you to go to the related chapter, or see our summary poster at the end of the article.
|1 English chain||11 Spiral chain|
|2 Curb chain||12 American chain|
|3 Anchor chain||13 Mirror chain|
|4 Jaseron chain||14 Rope chain|
|5 Venetian chain||15 Bean chain|
|6 Snake chain||16 Gourmette chain|
|7 Palm chain||17 Polish chain|
|8 Horse chain||18 Rice grain chain|
|9 Coffee bean chain||19 Royal or Peruvian or Byzantine chain|
|10 Figaro chain||20 Industrial production of gold chains (video)|
Manufacture of a real Indonesian bola of pregnancy in silver
Hundreds of expectant mothers take advantage each year of their maternity to buy and wear a pregnancy bola. This unique piece for pregnant women has positive effects for both the baby and the mother!
The bola is a jewel usually rounded shape that tinkles gently with the movements of the woman who wears it. The sound has soothing virtues to the extent that the baby will get used to the sound melody of the bell pregnancy. It is generally said that the baby hears the ringing as early as 4/5 months of pregnancy, and then until the end of the pregnancy.
For the pregnant woman, the jewel bola is an original and trendy accessory that symbolizes motherhood, but it is also a pretty jewel that will bring a particular touch to your wardrobe ...
According to sources, the bola pendant is made in Mexico, Thailand, China ... but the real origin is Indonesia and more precisely Bali. Made by craftsmen respecting the tradition, the realization of a jumper bola pregnancy respects certain unavoidable steps.
How to solder silver ?
It is essential to know how to solder silver to make elaborate jewels.
However, in the majority of cases, when we talk about silver solder, it is an abuse of language : in reality we're doing a silver brazing.
In jewelry, we assemble silver coins by wetting them with silver solder. This silver solder will, by capillarity, run along the gap between the two parts and hold them together while cooling.
We invite you to discover this process in photos, by the work of a designer making silver jewelry.
To solder silver, it takes two pieces in pure silver (925 or 950 in the case of this example) and silver solder.
It's also necessary to use a liquid facilitating the solder, it cleans the areas of solder and avoids the oxidation of the latter, we generally use the Borax.
Silver solder is an alloy of silver and copper that has a lower melting temperature than the pure silver we are trying to solder. It's less pure silver than the sterling silver we work.
Hallmarks in silver jewelry
Hallmark of a jewel or a precious metal object (gold, silver or platinum) is the official guarantee of the title (its degree of purity) of the considered metal.
These precious metals have common characteristics : they're very resistant to oxidation, they have an incomparable brilliance, and above all they are ductile, malleable.
Therefore, it's necessary to combine them with other metals in order to increase their mechanical strength and to be able to use them in the form of jewels or pieces of silverware.
Silver is commonly alloyed with copper; and gold with zinc, nickel, copper, or silver. It's in order to find your way among this range of precious alloys that hallmarks have appeared. Hallmarks are a guarantee of the title of the jewel's metal or object of art.