Chainmaille was historically more than just jewelry -- yes, it was actually worn during the Middle Ages as body armor mesh for battlefield protection. And it was extremely heavy. I prefer the translation of maille patterns for decorative purposes, in other words, jewelry!
This is the Celtic Knot pattern in a matching necklace and pair of earrings in argentium. Certainly more civilized!
The necklace took HOURS to make, each link individually attached to those before it. I can't imagine how long it might have taken to make an entire vest.
Dana @ Coil and Flame
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