I love working with steel. I've made quite a few pieces with steel wire, and while it's a tough wire to work with (oh my poor, poor little fingers) the results are worth it. I use only the annealed steel wire, which comes in black (I get it from my wonderful local Ace Hardware - a big shout out to Audettes)..........which doesn't always match what I'm using it with. Thanks to the wonderful and generous Deryn Boyd Mentock I learned that using some sandpaper on the black annealed steel wire will strip the black off it (leaving a nice patina, I would like to add here) so it will blend well with all you want to use it with.
As I said, the chain was the perfect length for a bracelet. I had some turquoise rondelles, some vintage AB crystals, turquoise colored seed beads, and some Chinese crystals so I set to wrapping beads.
It feels fabulous on the wrist and catches the light at every turn. Be careful while driving - it may catch your eye so much you forget to look at the road!!!
Oh yeah, and that steel chain.......I bet you wonder what it started it's life as?