Chain Mail Jewellery & Accessories by Angie Mack

UV (Black) Light Reactive Chain Mail

I recently picked up some of these rings and didn’t waste much time trying out a couple of my favourite weaves. The top image is Dragonscale (which I love, despite being one of the most time-consuming weaves I know).

The rings themselves are anodized aluminium, with the same look as bright aluminium in any other light, but reacting with a pearl-ish glow when under black light – image of the same bracelet in natural light below.

The pigment is the same as any other AA ring, in that it will scratch off if you’re too rough with your pliers, you just won’t be able to see the damage unless you shine the UV light on it.

After the Dragonscale, I went for something a bit less time-intensive – the staple Byzantine, with purple rubber o-rings.

I wasn’t able to get the greatest shots of the pieces when under the UV light, but you can still get a good idea of what they look like in real life. I have a couple of slightly more interesting designs in mind to try with these rings, hopefully they’ll work and I can post pics of them soon.


5 responses

  1. I had my first go at byzantine yesterday (my first chainmaille) I really enjoyed it. I love the use of purple rings in yours. Great idea.

    July 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    • Thanks – Byzantine is a great weave 🙂

      July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

      • I enjoyed it as an introduction. I have found a lot more great weaves on pinterest.

        July 24, 2013 at 5:36 am

  2. Jade Midnight

    Where can I get those???

    October 24, 2013 at 7:38 am

    • Hi, please accept my apologies for the long delay in reply. I sell these currently in my eBay store, however at the moment I only have shipping options within Australia. I would be able to arrange shipping to some other countries if you’re still interested.

      October 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

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