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Choker of Insanity - Modeled 4
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Published: January 30, 2005
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My choker of insanity being modeled by the beautiful Krista (a.k.a. * spiralkitty)

Choker is composed of 30 gauge aluminum, with the European 6 in 1 weave for the main band and Box Chain dangles.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
105 mm
Date Taken
Jan 30, 2005, 12:53:49 AM
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DigletteHobbyist General Artist
This is amazing micromaille. Though I would never presume to duplicate the design, would you be offended if I borrowed the feel of it in my own work?
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zikesProfessional Artist
Thanks! And by all means, borrow away =D
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DigletteHobbyist General Artist
Yay!
Prilandryn's avatar
geez....what guage is that...talk about micro maille.
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zikesProfessional Artist
That's 30 gauge aluminum :D
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where do u get 30g aluminium? i have yet to see that, now ive done 34g galvi and brass, but i havent seen aluminium that tiny
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zikesProfessional Artist
Picked it up at Wal Mart, I think it was categorized as "picture hanging wire" at the time :)
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was it several strands twisted together or something?
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zikesProfessional Artist
I thought about looking for some of that because I'd like to go smaller, but this was actually sold as solid 30 gauge :)
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gonna have to check that next time im at walmart what department did u find it in
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zikesProfessional Artist
It was sold as "picture hanging wire" I found it in the hardware department near picture frames and stuff :)
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MisterIngoProfessional Traditional Artist
Hell! I'll just come one with my request now! Could I purchase a choker of you? With a stone in it? I can pay by buying a three month sub to anyone of your choice or a print for you? I'd like the stone to be white and intwined in the metal like ~Adaven does. I've got loads of time though; I don't need it until Christmas. That is if you are willing and have the time yourself?

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zikesProfessional Artist
I'd love to try it, but I can't really commit myself to it right now as I'm not sure if I'll even be able to do it ^^; I might be able to do it :)
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MisterIngoProfessional Traditional Artist
As I said: you don't have to. Hehe... I have no doubt however that you are capable of doing it! I think your chainmaille is stunning! Absolutely fabulous!!!
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zikesProfessional Artist
Well I'll at least give it a shot, as soon as things die down a bit and I get some free time :)
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MisterIngoProfessional Traditional Artist
Well, if you want to :blushes:
I've got loads of time to wait though so please take care of yourself first ;)
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AlaskanExileProfessional Traditional Artist
I love it! The detail work is so intricate. All those little links would drive me mad! I'd love to see you incorporate some cut gems into it. I found that some rock shops will sell faceted garnets and amethysts for like 7 bucks. You're probably the guy I know who could make it work! ;P
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zikesProfessional Artist
I'll definitely be looking into incorporating stones and beads into my jewelry. I never really had an eye for that kind of thing before, but * spiralkitty does so she'll be helping me out in that department :nod:
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AlaskanExileProfessional Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'm sure that means your jewelery will only be getting better! Thank you *spiralkitty! :clap:
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Mm, chain maille. This looks really wonderful. Have you considered doing smaller pieces, like rings? Wonderful job.
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zikesProfessional Artist
I have done some finger rings before out of 20 gauge galvanized steel, and I've considered doing some out of the 30 gauge, but I'm afraid that the 30 gauge aluminum would be too weak to survive being worn as a ring. It's worth a shot, though, I'll be sure and give it a try :)
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Some of the jewelry I've seen made out of the 20-30 gauge is just stunning. It's amazing the amount of intricacy and dedication and TIME must go into these kinds of things.
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zikesProfessional Artist
Thank you! :D

I spent a lot of time on the 30 gauge stuff, the 20 gauge can go rather quickly if I stick with it but most of my 30 gauge takes upwards of a week of constant work :) This necklace took me a full month of working during class and on breaks at work :)
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And all of the effort definitely pays off. :)
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