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Published: January 3, 2005
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With my computer out of commission I finally managed to finish the 1k kiriban for ~pink-black! :w00t!:
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wow that is so neat! any chance of telling me how you did it O.o plz? lol very nice
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zikesProfessional Artist
Sure thing! [link] :)
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^-^ awsome, this is where you get all of your tutorals?
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zikesProfessional Artist
It's where I go to learn new weaves :nod:
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thanks, now i'll follow in your foot steps ^-^
WariorInsania's avatar
Absolutely amazing... seriously. DEADly serious.
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Thank you! :D
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Absolutely amazing... seriously. DEADly serious.
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zikesProfessional Artist
:giggle: Thanks :D Maybe someday ;p
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that is sooooo cool......a very very good guy friend made me a chainmaille choker that i never take off......*wishes she still lived near him*
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oooo that's awesome! I love chainmaille necklaces :D
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Wow ! Very well done !!!! Congratulations !!!!
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Thank you! :D
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Hey! Good job, I did something...eh...similar. Less complicated. :-D I saw that and was like...O.O HARDCORE! lol
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Thanks! It may look complicated, but once you learn the weave it isn't so bad :D
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I do chain mail alse but ive never seen this kind of complexity , its fabulous
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Thanks! I'm always looking for more challenges with maille, learning every weave I can :D
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KoolaidmaidHobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. that is just amazing. I am guessing possibly hmm.. around 800 links to acomplish that thing. I know I am probably way off on my guess. Math and estimating is bad bad for me. *chuckles* That is just fabulas. And I intend to check out your chainmail shirt. Oops. almost typoed shirt leaving the r out. heheh. But seriously. Do you have a shop perchance? or visit Renfests? That is just fantastic work and smoot with the links. I have dabbled in jerewlry wire and beading. But to bend that gauge of wire is tough work. you would have to have some strong thumbs and wrist. :D
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Thanks! :D I think the ring count is actually 444 based on a quick calculation, or close to that at least. :)

I don't have a shop, and would love to visit some ren fests and set up a booth but the closest decent ren fest for me is 4-5 hours away. I'll figure it out, though, that would be a lot of fun :nod:

Bending this wire wasn't too bad, the coiling process doesn't require too much strength for the majority of the coil, it's when you get down to the end of the coil that it becomes a pain :D Biggest problem for me was cutting such small rings, you can see that the diagonal cutters I used were really oversized and the rings don't have a very flush closure.
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Check out a jewlers shop. It can be rather expensive. But they have what they call a Jump ring cutter. It coils wire and then a smooth quick cut down the rod with a mini saw blade. But for the cheep way. Grab a dremel tool and one of the metal cutting disks. Saw down one side of your bound rings. Might want to retro fit your drill with a wooden down the size you want. Just a few idea's to ease your time and maybe sore hands in the future. Who knows. *Grins*
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Dremels were actually the first method I tried ;)

Dremel blades didn't last too long, I went through one every day when I used that method, but I'd definitely like to get a jump ring cutter someday when I have some extra cash :nod:
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