Argentium Sterling European 4-in-1 Bracelet
This is THE classic chainmaille weave. When people think of Chainmaille and armor and knights, they are thinking of the European 4-in-1 weave.
I begin with 16g Argentium Silver Wire which is hand-coiled and then cut into individual Jump-rings. The rings are then woven together to create the pattern you see. It is finished with a hand-made S-Hook style clasp, then tumbled with Stainless Steel Shot to give it it's brilliant shine.
Argentium Sterling is an alloy of silver that replaces some of the copper of traditional Sterling with germanium. This change makes Argentium much more tarnish resistant than traditional Sterling, and also makes it more malleable yet more durable. This makes it a far superior material for many jewelry making applications, especially chainmaille. Argentium does cost a little more than regular sterling but it is such a small extra cost to pay for a much superior product.
My standard sizes are listed, but custom sizing is also available. Please contact me directly for details.