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Brighton

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  • Birthday 08/19/1983

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  1. Brighton

    Picking Up where I left off

    Hello It has been several years since I have been on here, and I am starting my mailing again. I hope to get inspiration from you all. I forgot how sore my hands used to get from working with the 16AWG stainless, but it is worth it!
  2. Brighton

    Silver Hair Clip for Christmas

    So Christmas is here again and I decided to put down the school books long enough to make a plumera flower hair clip out of TRL's silver and clear small scales. What do you all think?
  3. Brighton

    My first attempt at a scale flower

    I bought the clips from Jo-Anns, they were $3 for a dozen. The most difficult part was attaching the center flower to the clip. I dulled 2 of my good drill bits trying to get through the spring steel. I ended up using a awl to punch a hole. Thanks! I do love the color of her hair, I am very lucky to have her
  4. Brighton

    My first attempt at a scale flower

    Sorry it took so long to post these up, been working 12 hour days for a while now. This is my first hair clip made for my wife, she absolutly loves it! After making this one for my wife, I had a request from my Mom to make one for her as well. I think the second time around I was able to make it much easier, because I had a pattern to follow and an idea as how to attach it to the clip. I hope you all enjoy! Brighton
  5. Brighton

    Wanting to make a shirt.

    My first project was my shirt, I wound and cut every ring by hand using 16 AWG galvanized bailing wire I bought from lowes. My rings were wrapped around 5/16 dowel and I used about 38,500 rings to complete the shirt. I later found TRL and bought AA rings to do the cross inlay on the front. Good luck!
  6. Brighton

    Creating patterns for form fitting pieces

    Welcome, Using e 4-1 if you hang it the "right way" like some have stated before it will be form fitting and little taloring will need to happen to make it right. on my first hauberk I measured my chest and made a simple non tapered cylinder of maille to go from the armpit down. I have had dozens of people of many different shapes and sizes wear that hauberk, and it allways conforms to fit them very well. About the most difficult part for me was taloring the sholders to fit comfortably. I am very much a fan of using various types of edging techneques from e6-1 to hp 3-1 and so on. It does make the maille hold shape better and gives a nice finished look Good luck on the project, and keep us posted on the progress! Brighton
  7. Brighton

    My first attempt at a scale flower

    The scales on the flowers are held together with 20GA 3/32" EC saw cut rings from TRL. Without the bead in the center they are a little floppy and do not hold shape very well. I used 22AWG and 24AWG wire (depending on what I had for each color) to wrap the bead into the center. I can post detailed pictures of how I hooked the scales together if anyone is interested. I have found you can make these flowers with a minimum of ~10 scales and have made up to 18 scale flowers, but I am sure that you could use even more than 18 if you wanted a very large flower.
  8. Brighton

    My first attempt at a scale flower

    In the center is a large bead and I used 22 AWG and 24AWG wire to wrap and connect it. Here is the purple flower and the purple with green. I still need to find a hair barette to attach them to, does anyone have an idea where I could find some?
  9. I have since made purple, pink, and a purple with green leaves behind it. Happy mothers day to all those mothers out there!
  10. Brighton

    My first several projects

    Looking good! Cool idea on the CO2 tank for paintball, you say it doesn't slip? I guess those EPDM rings probably help grip the tank, otherwise you would have a heck of a time swapping out a tank in a hurry during a game.
  11. Brighton

    looking for a thread - scale flower tutorial

    The tutorial's for the flowers if I rember right were posted between 1- 1.5 years ago, they seem to be older than what I can veiw. As for the new posts when you are browsing the topics scroll to the bottom of the list, and you can select "filter options" in the blue highlited area. then you can select to filter posts since the last time you visited.
  12. Brighton

    HP 3in1 sheet 6 Hauberk

    Many of you may remember this project I started a few years back, but then I dissapeared. I have been thinking about the HP 3in1 sheet 6 hauberk project for a while now, I am thinking I might start doing chainmaille again. I still have all my chainmaille stuff, so all that is missing is me working on it. I look forward to getting back into mailling, and this community as it was here I found the inspiration to do much of what I had. Brighton
  13. Brighton

    28 AWG silver plated copper wire?

    The recycler says if it is not shiny copper it is dirty copper. They did not even slightly seem interested that it was silver plated, so I decided not to recycle it. As for stripping the silver off myself; like you say it wouldn't be worth my time or money, and that is why I was trying to use it for some sort of chainmaille jewelery.
  14. Brighton

    28 AWG silver plated copper wire?

    That looks cool, I have some larger wire as well, so I may try doing something like this...
  15. Brighton

    28 AWG silver plated copper wire?

    I did some research when I first got it, and it appears that Nitric Acid will strip the silver right off and make a chemical called silver nitrate and I would then be able to recycle the copper as clean copper. I would then need to make a setup like what is used in anodizing to reclaim the silver from the solution. It just isn't all that practical for me to do when I have a total of less than 8 Oz of silver to reclaim. I have twisted 2, 3, and 4 strands togather, but when cutting them they usually fall apart, though I have had a few successes with the twisted method.
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