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Raiyuki

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    Penta Scale Earings

    My second go and scale maille earings. I haven't gotten much feedback on these, though they did get more attention when I made them in color.
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    Penta Scale Earings

    Thank you
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    Chainmail in the Rain

    So I'm still pretty new to chainmail but I have a project idea in mind that I need a little help with. I can't really say what it will be yet, but hopefully I won't need to. The project is a gift for some friends of mine at a local Buddhist temple but it will most likely be put outside. While I could probably suggest to them to leave it inside the temple itself, if I can make it rust proof against the rain then thats what I really want to do. Problem is, it needs colored rings. For most of the projects I've made so far, I've just used anodized aluminum rings and scales, but I don't know how well they deal with rust, or any water damage at all for that matter. Sorry if these are things I should know, but I just learn stuff slowly as I go. The main colors I will need are blue, pink, green, and brown, though green and brown are more important. I've had other craft friends suggest things like spraypainting rings I already have and stuff like that, but none of them actually work with chainmail so I think I'd rather get advice here, just in case. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks everyone
  4. Yeah, pretty much. The hardest part is I have 16 ga. 1/4" in the color I need, and only that. But I think it will still work for what I'm trying to do. Hopefully. I know that the person I'm giving it to won't care but I was wanting to post pictures online as well
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    Jeera is his name

    I made him as a present for my boyfriend's sister, who loves incorporating lizards in all of her sculptures. Sadly, I got rather attached to him before giving him to her, and the parting was sad indeed. But she was very happy so I guess its ok
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    Green Chainmaille Coaster

    I've seen several coasters out there but none look very successful honestly. I figured adding leather under the weave would help, and it works great so I think it was a success. This one was my first try so its a little messy.
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    My First Shiva Earings

    Shiva is just a reference to what inspired me to make these. They were the first earings I made using scale maille
  8. I have a slight issue in the fact that I have to end the chain with another color (specifically a color that I only have a limited supply of rings of). And I can't really change the weave at all nor add a clasp because it has to just abruptly end. It's really specific, so I'm having trouble figuring out what I want to do.
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    Oh God..the comments...they kill me

    The first dice bag I was ever asked to make was for a friend of mine who probably had every Table Top book memorized. He only wanted a chainmail cover for the bag he already had, which had to be at least a foot wide. He wanted it so he could beat the other players over their heads with it. I haven't seen him in ages due to a bad falling out between me and a close friend of his so I don't know if he still wants it or not, though I know he couldn't find and pre-made ones online that were the right size.
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    Oh God..the comments...they kill me

    My first job was at a University Pool. We had two entrances, one by the front of the building with glass doors and one in the back by the changing rooms and the guard room. The glass doors were always locked except for during the summer, and patrons were suppose to use the other entrance since they already had to go over there to sign in. We had signs ALL OVER the glass doors and the walls around it. We still have people banging on our doors and getting mad when we pointed them down the hall. We even put a huge stand up sign (had to be 2x3 feet) in front of the glass door. You had to walk around it to reach the door... And they still tried knocking on the glass door. Sorry about the long slightly irrelevant story, but I still find it funny.
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    Oh God..the comments...they kill me

    I've made hats that were all hand sewn with ears that could literally be pillows (they were Terriermon and Kokomon from the show Digimon, who have huge ears that may as well be inflatable) and people would barely accept more then $15, which is how much a plain hat with flat cat ears are at these conventions. Good thing I made the originals as gifts for my niece and nephew, or that would nearly have been a waste of a lot of materials.
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    Chainmail in the Rain

    Thanks. That makes things infinitely easier. I'll remember to mention the colors fading to my friends.
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