Jasper Beaded Quatrefoil Aluminum Chainmaille Bracelet
I originally created this beaded quatrefoil formation using genuine watercolor Jasper beads and shiny aluminum rings, and it sat for a while until I could decide how best to couple it with a chain. In looking at the quatrefoil, you should see elements of a Byzantine weave at the four corners, so it seemed appropriate to add a Byzantine weave chain to achieve a flow that would be visually appealing. The center of the quatrefoil has a design that reminded me of an infinity weave, or Mobius knot, so I used that weave to attach the bracelet to the quatrefoil to continue to show continuity in the design. The result is a lovely bracelet that while being large enough for a statement piece, it's not overwhelming, and since it's made from aluminum, it's beautifully lightweight. I added a heart-shaped pewter lobster claw clasp.
The quatrefoil element is 2" in diameter, and the chain is 1/4" in diameter. Bracelet length is 8-3/8," and I can shorten as necessary. Just let me know when you place your order.