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Chainmaille Pouch by zikes Chainmaille Pouch by zikes
Ok, I've done armor and jewelry, what else could there be right?
Why a pouch of course! :D

Constructed using the same material and weave as my Chainmaille Vest I just put a little seam along the bottom and threaded some wire through the top to make a pouch :)
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Evalad Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with the first comment. Chainmail defo needs a fashion statement! :shamrock:
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Anya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
this would be so amazing to have... not only could I put stuff in it, I could beat people with it! ^^;
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Professional Artist
:laughing: The uses are many! :lol:
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Anya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
: plots to get her chainmail-making friend to make one: :XD:
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Professional Photographer
a chain mail pouch, now that just AMAZING!!!
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:iconzikes:
zikes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Professional Artist
Thanks! I love my chainmaille pouch :D
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BittersweetLuna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004   Artisan Crafter
Le` WOW!!!! :wow: This is major work I'm lookin' at, here! Awesome piece! :heart:
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Professional Artist
Thank you! I love my maille pouches, they're fun to make :D
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Blytz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
dude, I would SO buy one of those, it's so frikn neaaat!

... though heavy-neat. but STILL neat!
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional Artist
Ah but the beauty of it is that it's made from aluminum! That pouch actually weighs very little, every time I show an aluminum piece to someone the moment they pick it up they say "Wow! It's so light!" :)
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RizelNoMore Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
That's really cool. Does it hold things well?
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
yep, so long as that knot in the wire drawstring holds together :)
I need to weld that sucker or something, it keeps poking me :shakefist:
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RizelNoMore Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
Does it have to be a wire drawstring? (because if cloth worked it'd be a big less pokey.)
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:iconzikes:
zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
I'd actually used a strip of leather before, but the problem is there are usually slight gaps between the ends of the rings and the leather would get caught in those gaps :hmm:
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Koolaidmaid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm.. Check the jewelry section in a bead shop. They have end clams and other such oddities you might could use on the poking wire. Or even a sodering gun to melt the tips smooth :D
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Professional Artist
oooo that's a good idea! Thanks! :D
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Koolaidmaid Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome. :D
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RizelNoMore Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
that sucks, I suppose you'll just have to be poked, lol.
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t-e-a Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so cute! though I'm not a pouch person I'd probably like to own one of those just let it sit there. or carry it around for protection. someone comes to grab me. *WHACK* the guy drops like a bag of rice hahahaha
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
I've seen chainmaille purses done if that's more your style :o
Plus more weight for bashin purse-nappers ;)
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t-e-a Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm no I'm not a purse person either. I'm not much of a girl put it that way. hahaha jkjk. no I just don't feel comfortable with a purse. I'm more of a bag person.... so carrying around a huge chainmaille bag would be a bit much. haha
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
A chainmaille backpack! Yessss :plotting:
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inerlogic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Professional Photographer
chainmaille messenger bag :)
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t-e-a Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O_o:
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Aww so kool!:D
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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welcome

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AlaskanExile Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
What's up with the not of wire on the pouch string? It sort of makes it look roughly finished.
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Artist
Yeah I have no way to effectively close off that wire, so I basically just made a big ole knot and clamped down on it with some pliers :/
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AlaskanExile Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Is it that wire that is made up of a whole bunch of seperate strands? I hated that stuff!
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Artist
yep! it's a huge pain to work with, but it's the only material I've found that's strong yet flexible enough to work :hmm:
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AlaskanExile Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I used it to make people once. I never did find a good way to tie it off. You can buy it in verying amounts of strands. Would less strands be easier to tie off in a more attractive way?
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Artist
I did actually find some of the lesser strand, but the smaller diameter seemed disproportionate to the larger pouch. I actually made a smaller pouch before this one that I used the lesser strand wire on that I'll be submitting soon.
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AlaskanExile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Was the lessor strand any easier to tie off? I went with the knot approach when I used it and got knocked by my professor for workmanship.
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artist
I basically used the same method for tying it off, however the lesser strand knot has come undone on occasion while the wire with more strands seems to hold a bit more strongly. Not sure if I simply made a better knot with it or if it holds better though.
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Ophelia-Immortalized Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004   Writer
Ohhhh I totally want one!!!
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Artist
They are the shiznite :D
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kaichai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Ohh, you could start a clothing line!
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zikes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Artist
Yeah! The weight might seem like it would be a problem at first, but as soon as I pitch the fact that it not only looks good but gives a decent workout people will be hooked! You'll have to be my VP though :nod:
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kaichai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Hmm, ok, I think that I could work with being a VP, but it'll take some time. *snicker* With chainmaille outfits we can make the whole world fit! (Sheesh.. can you imagine making a leotard? (or even dancing in a chainmaille leotard.. ouch!))
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