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  1. Studio Castile


    Any plans on ever going back to 510 Bronze for 16g?
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    Stainless Steel - Black and Plain

    When will you be restocking the mid-gauge stainless? SXSS1918, SXSS1818, SXSS18964, SXSS18316 Also, you guys would sell a lot more blackened if it was saw cut.
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    Been almost a year on the 16g. ETA??
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    Will 14g AA make a stable JPL?

    (Not sure if this is the right board to post this.) I'm trying to find a very chunky size for doing JPL in with colors and was wondering if TRL's Anodized Aluminum 14ga 1/4" ID makes a stable JPL? Its listed as an AR of 3.2 which I know is about the weave's upper limit, but AA can also be slightly different sizes based on what color you are looking at. Specifically, I want to make some Mardi Gras chains in purple, green and gold. Has anyone made JPL in 14g AA? How did it come out?
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    Newbie questions

    I'll keep that in mind, though that sounds far more tiresome on my arm than an hour or two of tumbling.
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    What do you call your designs?

    An interesting thought, comparing it to the fashion industry. I suppose for high-end artisan jewelry though, that is entirely appropriate.
  7. Wondering what to call the new weaves I come up with.

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    Newbie questions

    I find I only need to tumble rings for a few materials/sizes if the cuts have burs. (For instance my 19g 7/32" stainless has burs, but the 18g doesn't) It is still not necessary but it does clean up that issue. Even then you aren't trying to change the finish. You can also tumble all the copper/brass/bronze when it tarnishes or to buff up the finish if a chemical cleaner was over used and etched it.
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    4-1HP needed for chain maille 11 inch/28 cm: NEED HELP

    It would be easier to weave it with gold/silver plated rings than try to plate the item afterward. Fill would be even better. Both are generally over jeweler's brass. Half Persian 4-1 is not a difficult weave though. I imagine nearly everyone on these forums can produce the item.
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    What do you call your designs?

    I sell a wide variety of weaves, some of which are of my own invention/innovation. What do you call these things to make them memorable and interesting? Especially when its established weaves with boring names, i.e. box chain, half persian 3-1, etc.? And what about your own unique designs, maybe incorporating other components?
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    New Orleans

    Any maillers in the New Orleans area? I'd love to meet fellow artists, especially maillers.
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    HP3-1 Rant

    I almost always weave my hp on a string/wire. It just goes faster, for me, even more so than the speed weaving method. I've always found hp weaves though are something you just have to practice with until you can really see what the weave is doing and understand it. At that point it is far less of a headache to see what is wrong or right.
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    New User Thread

    Not so new to chainmail or TRL but new to these forums. Hi everyone! I got started chainmailing a few years ago but burned out on it quickly pushing myself into micro-maille. I picked this back up again last spring and have been very active.
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    Titanium - Anodized and Plain

    Titanium Sample packs are listed as out-of-stock. ETA?
  15. Studio Castile

    Take your armor to the beach?

    If you add a lining, soak the whole thing in water and put it on, or wear it in the shower. You want to make sure the extra weight wont pull it off.