Silver Mermaid / Dragonscale Chain Cuff Bracelet
The mermaid/dragonscale cuff bracelet is simply stunning – slinky and sparkling with 100s of woven sterling silver rings in an overlapping pattern of inside and outside rings. Fine Jewelry!
This is a unisex bracelet, neither “girly” nor “macho”. The wide cuff design will work for both men and women.
The dragonscale (for men) / mermaid (for women) design is a truly advanced chainmaille weave. Smaller inside rings are woven to face in one direction, while larger outer rings are woven to face in the opposite direction. The result looks a bit like scales with the overlapping rings. This gives it an appearance of depth and weight, without making it overly heavy.
Also, with inside and outside rings, this has A LOT of rings per inch. This design takes longer to make than any other chainmaille weave. The bracelet in the photos took around 18 – 19 hours to make, not including making the rings and polishing.
How Does It Feel?
Slinky. Heavy. Comfortable. Sterling silver warms up to body temperature, making it ideal for a cuff bracelet like this one. (And NO scratching from the rings because I’m very careful and detail oriented!)
I wear one of these bracelets once in while (when I’m not wearing my Full Persian bracelet.) It feels very nice. It’s heavier than most bracelets, so you won’t forget you’re wearing it.
Design name: Dragonscale or Mermaid
Material(s): 100% sterling silver
Length: 6.5 to 9.0 inches
Width: 1 inch
Clasp: Sterling silver tube (recommended) or lobster claw
Version(s): Standard and heirloom
Special feature: A heavy bracelet (example: At 7 inches, it weighs about 2 ounces.)
Made to Order: 2–3 weeks to make and ship
Professional Handmade Craftsmanship
Other than the clasp, this bracelet is all handmade.
- I make rings from a spool of sterling silver wire.
- Rings are carefully saw cut to exact specifications.
- Cut edges are lightly filed for a smooth, scratch-free finish.
- Rings are closed completely and accurately to increase durability, flexibility, and beauty.
- Rings are welded closed for long-lasting beauty.
Standard: Rings near the clasp are welded.
Heirloom: All rings are welded closed.
- Bracelet is hand-washed to remove any oils, then polished for at least 2 hours for a superior, professional shine.