I have absolutely no idea how this design came to fruition. The hoops were actually irregular squares to start. Taking my pliers to them, I worked them to long ovals. I don't remember where I was going with that thought, but looking across my work bench, I saw this enameled blue chain link that I purchased at Hobby Lobby a long time ago. The two looked pretty sweet together, however I had to get creative on how to attach the links to the hoops vertically and tight so they wouldn't slide all over the place.
Unfortunately the links did not match up to the size of my hoops, (keep in mind this was a design in progress and I would have made the hoops fit to size), nevertheless, I took 28 gauge thin wire and threaded it through the links winding it over the hoop ends reinforcing with a dab of super glue. I know....super glue?? I don't have the means to solder in my current work space, but I'll tell ya, those babies aren't going anywhere. I added the stones of Citrine at the bottom to bring out the tones of the brass around the blue links. I was quite thrilled with the end result.
So that's my lesson learned for the day, as it turned out on a positive note. I plan on making more of these with different chain links and drops, the possibilities are quite endless.
Thanks for visiting and we'll see you again in two weeks,