At TribalCon, a fellow dancer and professional mermaid (yes, there is such a thing!) asked if I could make a new chain for her beloved mermaid pendant. It had to stand up to both salt water and chlorinated pool water as well as be strong enough to hold the pendant. The pendant itself is Tibetan silver and carved bone, so the only real possibliity for the material was stainless steel. She liked the look of the Full Persian weave, so I’m creating a graduated Full Persian chain in square wire stainless steel. The square wire rings do make the piece heavier but their strong edges enhance the carved look of the pendant itself.
In this picture, I just have the back part of the chain to go, but have realized that I have no clasp that will be strong enough to hold it, so it is going to be a continuous, slip-over-the-head chain.