Workin‘ on the Chain Gang

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Inside studios | 2 Comments

I became interested in chain mail in 2008. What fascinates me about this technique is how it shows metal’s flexible, fluid qualities. This is what I try to bring to each piece.

My thought in creating this collection was first of all to be contemporary. I also wanted to show extravagance and restraint at the same time. So for example the first piece I made, Chainelle, has a very tight form, but is lavish in its size. Pearlesque and Brillance have a simple weave, but are complemented by hundreds of beads.

Pearlesque

Brillance

Chainette

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  1. Sandy
    11. Juli 2011

    Hi Karen,

    Your work is beautiful and the photography really enhances it! I am so excited for you and have been thinking about you all weekend!

    I hope you’re having a great time in Munich, but I’m sure the weather in So Cal is better! Long Beach and 2nd St misses you!

    Love,

    Sandy

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  2. Deanna
    11. Juli 2011

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! That’s all I can say. What a collection you’ve created. I hope the art show had a great turnout . We can’t wait to see pics from the show and hear about your experience. I’m so…. proud of you! Great job on the website too. Remember it’s only just begun!

    Love you,
    Deanna

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