This Captivating Helm Stretch Bracelet in Pink, Blue, and Black is a charming piece to add to your wardrobe. It is made with Dark Rosy Pink and Royal Blue Anodized Aluminum rings which means it is tarnish resistant and will not rust, and are hypoallergenic which is great for those that have an allergy to some metals. The Black EPDM rings will take normal wear and tear decently and are latex-free.
What is anodized aluminum? The aluminum alloy used is 95% aluminum and 5% magnesium; this creates a ring that is approx. 2/3rds the strength of steel but 1/3rd the weight. Anodizing is a process that adds a hard finish to the ring that gives it its color. The finish is corrosion resistant and can stand up to most damage without flaking, cutting or grinding on the ring with another hard metal surface (grooved pliers, scissors, etc...) and acids like chlorine will cause damage. Combined this means you have rings that are light, strong and resistant to most forms of common wear and tear. Cleaning should be handled with water and nonacidic soap.
What is an EPDM Ring? EPDM is UV resistant and has excellent mechanical properties for use in chainmail.
The colors are consistent and are close as possible to matching the anodized aluminum colors that I use as well. EPDM is typically used as a roofing membrane or as a non-toxic pond liner. It is latex-free and FDA approved.
This is also called Helm Chain and is what is known as a captive weave. A captive chain maille weave refers to the fact that some of the rings do not actually thread through other rings but instead are trapped between other rings. Parallel Chain is a simple but charming weave that is the basis for several kinds of circle patterns used to make pendants.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones, rings, and items that are used in making handmade items like this, Captivating Helm Stretch Bracelet in Pink, Blue, and Black; please take a look at the Material Description Page and my Chain Maille Descriptions page.
Please remember that since this is a handcrafted item there can be some small tool marks (scuffs) on the piece, please remember this when purchasing. Any ring with obvious damage is not used; however, I endeavor to prevent any scuffs and marring. (use this if needed)