This 9 inch long bracelet is woven in a Persian chainmaille weave using over 200 aluminum rings.
Aluminum is hypoallergenic and low maintenance being just as easily cleaned as stainless steel and just as forgiving of chemicals and salt. Aluminum is not nearly as strong as steel but is far lighter. Even the heaviest pieces like feathers compared to the same work in steel or bronze. Aluminum can be anodized giving it its gorgeous array of colors. These colors are durable but can be damaged. Aluminum jewelry should be treated somewhat gently.
The persian weave family, including turkish variations, trace ancient origins. As a family, they vary widely but always have a signature sinuousness. They are versatile weaves that can achieve almost any form from thick cord-like chains, to wide cuffs and wider sheets. Truly one of my favorites to work with.