Okay. Hi. I'm new. Like. I literally registered to ask this question. Uh. Where to start, now.
I'm Hamartia, I've been doing this stuff for like eight years, and I've not really done a lot. I know the basic weaves and given enough time I could probably figure out other patterns 'n stuff, but I just like the basics.
I recently wanted to get back into mailing and I've decided to do something for one of my favorite vloggers, a small chainmail version of his logo.
This is a ridiculously easy project, considering it'll be straight up 4-in-1 or something weave, but the thing is. I've never done... anything like this before.
The extent of my "work" has always been ultra-simple bracelets and earrings. And it's never had a pattern like this. I don't know where to start with thinking about making the colors line up properly to make the circle....
And how much I need to think about ordering to make it the right size. And the right rings. And.
I'm bad at this.
1- Sizing. I don't know how big I want to make it, but I know it's not going to be huge. Nothing bigger than a 8x11 piece of paper, definitely. I'm bad at proportions, so I don't even know where to begin with that.
2- Rings. I'm partial to the andonized aluminum. And the Bright Aluminum. I don't know how to figure out how many rings I'd need, or what gauge/ID rings to get. Considering the last time I ordered rings I just went "Oh hey, those look good" and figured it out from there... If it's just going to be a simple 4-in-1 or 6-in-1 piece, what should I be looking for gauge-wise? Also, how much should I order?