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  1. Just found out r/maille is a thing. That's okay, sleep is overrated.

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      It's a subcategory of a site called Reddit, which is really better experienced than described.

    4. Brimley's Mom

      Brimley's Mom

      Just checked it out. I think I'll stick to TRL's forums as I do need to sleep periodically.

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    Cute little purse with a star inlay. The bag itself measures about 10cm x 16 cm, and the whole thing hangs about 63 cm from the shoulder. I would like to sell this one, but am having troubles setting a price
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    Cuff Links

    Hi guys! I'm getting married in August, and I'd really love to make cuff links for the groom and best man. Can you tell me what size rings I should order to make the mobius ball shown in the listing for your cuff link parts? Thanks!
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    Rice. I stitched a form in the same shape as the mail, filled it with rice, and then just wrapped the finished chainmail skin around it. I actually got the idea from this lady:
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    Green Dragon

    Wow. Just...wow.
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    I saw a Henson Storyteller story about a hedgehog named Hans once, and it stuck with me.
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    Inlay Question

    For E4-1 inlays I find mapping the design out in an excel spreadsheet to give a fairly decent idea of what the end result will look like. Plus it's easy to edit, and the curser helps you remember where you are in the weave. You just have to stagger the rows, and keep in mind that the overlapping of the rings will close any single-line gaps you might have.
  8. Highly amused by the chocolate and scotch debates. Apparently mailers really do appreciate the finer things in life.

    1. Brimley's Mom

      Brimley's Mom

      Yes, we do. If we didn't, we wouldn't be maillers. ;)

    2. calisandra


      there is a chocolate debate...I was ignoring the scotch one since I don't drink, but chocolate is another matter.

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    Scalemail Bellydancer

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    Weirdest place you've found a ring?

    You could attract a really interesting client base, making items from those rings.
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    In over my head (maybe)

    This was perfect! Thank-you so much! I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Aluminum vs. Copper for colour

    This is true; I don't make as much with the inlays as I do with the larger, less complicated bags, but the inlays keep me interested in weaving 4-in-1. I can pump out oodles of large-ringed bags in a day, sure, but I don't really want to. It gets boring and monotonous, and if I quit mailing because I'm bored, then I REALLY won't be making any money at it. At the end of the day, there are advantages and disadvantages to both large rings and small rings. The original post I replied to talked about larger rings being useful to show off dice inside, and this is absolutely true; most gamers I know (myself included) are quite proud of their collections. I was just replying to Morgoran's comment about labour costs, how smaller rings help me keep total costs down a little, even if labour works out to quite a bit more.
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    In over my head (maybe)

    A little bit of background first. I've been selling my chainmail dice bags for about six months now, with some fair success. So I approached a retailer and asked if they might be interested in stocking some of the stuff I make. I was met with a resounding "maybe" and asked to send them a terms sheet. After googling "terms sheet" I have a good idea what this is and what it is for (i.e. rules for which I will sell wholesale,) but I don't know what to include and how to format it. If anyone has tips on how to write this up, as a hobbyist, not a business woman, I would be ever so grateful.
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    Weirdest place you've found a ring?

    This isn't really a case of where I've found one, but rather where I can't find one. There is a 20ga 1/8" ring somewhere in my computer keyboard. I can hear it rattle around in there, but I can't find it. Have shaken the board, taken compressed air to it, and even unscrewed and taken it apart, but that ring ain't comin' out.
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    That is a seriously sexy little top. I like how the top is scooped, whereas most of the chainmail bikinis I've seen have a v-neck.