Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Chainmaille Project, and it Has Tatting

If you've been to my shop recently you may have seen what I am talking about. I am talking about my Byzantine Scissor Fobs:

I did a fairly exhaustive search of Etsy, and couldn't find anything like this, so I am confident that I am the first person (on Etsy, anyway) to have come up with this idea. The scissor fobs are actually a scaled back version of another idea of mine. My initial idea was a chainmaille Chatelaine, but I scraped that idea since I was unsure of how practical it would be. And plus, I have no need for one. Anyway, the above scissor fobs are made of aluminum and anodized (coloured) aluminum. The byzantine section is about 3.5 inches long with about 2 inches of plain chain to facilitate attachment to the scissors.

Now, many of you may be wondering where the tatting comes in, well, you see the large split ring on the end of the fob? You can use that to attach beads, trinkets, etc. to it. That includes tatting:

See? This is one of Marilee's Carnival Earrings added to my prototype scissor fob. Isn't it pretty? Assuming they sell well, I hope to add other chainmaille weaves to my scissor fob line.

That's all for now. My next post should be completely tatting related. Later


  1. I like your idea of a scissorfob in the chainmaile. I think I would like a chain snowflake on the end of mine. How do the chainmaile snowflakes hold up? Actually I really do like your flakes in the chainmaile alot. I know I love my bracelet a whole lot.

  2. Glad you like them Sherry. The snowflakes would be really nice on the end. I will have to try them in Aluminum once my order of rings comes in. I think they will hold up quite well on the end of a scissor fob.

  3. Si!!!! la mezcla es perfecta.Me encantan los dos materiales juntos.