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Chainmaille Beer Stein

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I'm a huge beer nerd, with grandiose ideas of opening my own brewery some day, and I wanted to find a way of incorporating my love of beer with my passion for chain. And here it is.

I've had this finished for a year or so now, but just got around to taking pictures of it. I've always been tinkering with it, but I finally decided to leave it as is, and am finally declaring it finished. I'm confident that I can improve upon the design should I decide to make a second one, but I like this one as it stands now.

This was the first chainmaille sculpture I did, well before the chainmaille treasure chest. I learned a lot from the project, and it really taught me to look at chainmaille in a bit of a different light. It went through three incarnations before I finally got a working idea of shape, and because of that, it took me more than a year to design and finally produce what you see here.

Its all galvanized steel, with rings ranging in all sizes and gauges. I used a lot of Captive Inverted Round and 6-in-1 European in the design. Its 100% chainmaille, including the inside of the handle, which is made of 3 rows of CIR wrapped with 6-in-1.

It weighs about 5lbs and stands 7.5 inches tall. Its a pretty unpractical way of holding a beverage, what with all the holes in it, but as a sculpture its pretty awesome. Plus a pint glass fits in it, so there's that.
Image size
3500x2557px 5.61 MB
Shutter Speed
1/14 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 29, 2012, 2:30:27 PM
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tawalion's avatar
I love this.  How much to buy it?
jade-midnight's avatar
My roommate bought the stein! I am totally gonna steal it! How much for you to make me one?
ChainedBeauty's avatar
I did that one for $150.  I've been toying around with other design choices to make it easier and cheaper, but that's the price on that one.
Blingfab's avatar
Love your chainmaille!
immortaldesigns's avatar
Shuch skill!! Amazing work! :wow:
Suki-Dono's avatar
That is amazing, bet it took a long time.
IrnaCahayaMata's avatar
you can make it with algorithm
CatalystSpark's avatar
Ya know, if you dipped it in glass you could actually use it to top it off. . .or some other food-safe coating.
Windthin's avatar
I imagine it would not be too difficult to insert a waterproof lining and actually use it.
ChainedBeauty's avatar
I'm thinking of making a second one, but this time model it around a cup of some type.
stenpett's avatar

There is no other word to describe it...
drakken123's avatar
not sure if I want for dice or alcohol.
Iateyou2's avatar
Are you considering selling this?
ChainedBeauty's avatar
I think so. Although I'd probably have to sell it for $500 to cover all the work I put into it.
Bjarema's avatar
Where can you buy this?
ChainedBeauty's avatar
I only have the one right now, but if you really want one, I can make a second one.
Maple-Girl's avatar
It comes in pints? I'm getting one. ^_^
water-faries's avatar
does it hold liquid or is it decoration
Girl-Of-Roses-Hanna's avatar
The description says "what with all the holes", so no.
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