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"Happy Gold" from the Triangulation series of Jewelry Sets

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Beaded necklace with Swarovski Crystal Pearls and chain maille play. I have spats of wanting to make "clean" jewelry and then at other times, "wildly exotic" jewelry. One night, in my "clean" mode, I was playing around with chain maille and this whole "Triangulation" series more or less formed by themselves. This is one from that series. It focuses on chain maille made in simple, classic, triangle shapes. Earrings came to life to match each necklace from the series.

The Swarovski Pearls are in Coral and Light Gold. I chose these colors coz not only are they warm and seem to love each other, but also coz together they make a Happy Glow of Gold

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

"Triangulation Happy Gold"
Chain maille in a versatile triangle shape. One in a series of "Triangulation" jewelry sets.

Though I must confess that my inner being leans more towards creating the "wildly exotic", exuberantly colorful kinds of creations, however when it comes to wearing jewelry myself, I have a deep, basic yearning for clean, simple lines in jewelry (usually the hardest kind of jewelry to make really, really well). To my own surprise, this "Triangulation" jewelry sets really appeal to me. I particularly like the glow of warmth and happiness of this "Triangulation Happy Gold" beaded necklace and handmade earrings.

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

Swarovski & Chainmaille Beaded Necklace

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

I will not be adding a lot of work notes. I think the photos themselves are quite clear enough to easily decipher the makings of this Swarovski Pearls chain maille beaded set.

Matching Swarovski Pearls Handmade Earrings

Most of the jewelry sets in my "Triangulation" series have matching earrings. I make the necklace first and then more or less, let the necklace speak to me as to how the earrings are to be so that they will be matching and complementary as a whole.

For this "Triangulation Happy Gold" set, the earrings wanted to be something that would be Bold and Happy; Bouncy with a Jaunty Swing.

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

Again I have lots of photos here with enough details to take the place of written work notes so that it is easy for you if you wanted to figure out how the handmade jewelry is put together.

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry
Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

Now, despite the fact that I think the chainmaille beaded necklace and the earrings go seamlessly together, one enhancing and bringing out the features, colors, and theme of the other, I am still listing them as separate items. I do realize that not everyone might, for instance, have pierced ears or are into wearing earrings but not necklaces, or vice versa. So by listing them separately, I hope that it will serve the most number of people.

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille jewelry

Beaded Necklace & Earrings Work Details and Photos

As I said earlier, I am using these photos in lieu of written work notes. It is quite easy to decipher the construct of the piece. I used latex, rubber like cording for the necklace. (Sorry, if there is a correct technical term for that kinds of cording, it escapes my mind at the moment). The necklace is finished off with Rhodium plated lobster claws (aka lobster clasp or parrot clasp). The earring findings are my favourite with crystal embedded in them for that delectable subtle and uplifting sparkle.

Though each triangular base is slightly different for each of the necklaces in the "Triangulation" jewelry series, this below shows the basic set up.

Those extra jump rings running along the sides of the triangular chain maille is especially useful if you want to hang additional dangle beads off them.
chain maille basic triangle shape

Approximate Measurements

Length of necklace: 38 cm / 15.5 inches


lead & nickel free silver metal beads, Swarovski Crystal Pearls (Coral, Light Gold) and Swarovski XILION Crystal (Jonquil), rhodium plated safety lobster clasp

I will post more from this series as soon as I get more time. :)

Triangulation Happy Gold - chain maille necklace with Swarovski Crystal Pearls
Triangulation Happy Gold - handmade earrings with Swarovski Crystal Pearls
(CH0245 & CH0245e)
18 Mar 2012

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