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This is a closeup sample of the chainmaille weave I used for my Chainmaille Vest. It's also the same ring size/type.

European 6 in 1 is one of the more common chainmaille weaves. It's relatively easy to learn and use and can be quite dense but retain a rather surprising amount of flexibility.
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skunkboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Back when I started, my first project was a 6-in-1 3/16 18ga stainless bracelet (think it's 18). To have done 6-in-1 for an entire shirt is... wow. At the same time, it's not stainless and thus for not battle grade but nevertheless cool. I would think that 6-in-1 in aluminum would be too soft for as stiff of a weave as 6 is. Most maille I've seen (including my roommate's stainless/brass shirt) has been 4-in-1 for the flexibility. Good work. I see you mentioned dragonscale; feel free to check out - Double Dragon.
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zikes Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Professional Artist
I've never intended to make battle grade armor, mainly just after a nice display piece that I can hang on my wall and maybe wear around at halloween and ren fests. While 6-1 may be stiff at the ring sizes you usually work with, the aspect ratio of the rings I've been using have made this quite flexible, even cloth-like :)
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MisterIngo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks great! I think your maille rocks!!!
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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MisterIngo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Anto-tono Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
NICE!

It's like knitting, but for people who kill dragons for a living! :lmao:
This especially rocks.

How shiny is it? The dark bit reflected off each of the rings, is that you holding a camera?
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Artist
Thank you! :D

This is made from aluminum so it really is fairly shiny, but this was actually scanned so it looks a little odd :)
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mbqlovesottawa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Student Artisan Crafter
How come you have all the skill!? Mind if I steal that along with your computer (when fixed)?
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Artist
Nope sorry, no stealing my chainmaille patches. I'd rather just send it to you ;p
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mbqlovesottawa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Student Artisan Crafter
no no, not steal it from you ;p steal your SKILL ;p lol you're really good at that stuff, Zikes.
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Artist
Well I'm afraid there's only one package that'll hold my skills, and that's me ;p

I'm planning on posting some more tutorials on chainmaille, similar to that Dragonscale one I did. Then you can develop your own skills :D
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mbqlovesottawa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Student Artisan Crafter
Awww. Fine Hurry up and post so Elsie can have skills like Jason ;p Course I can't follow instructions to save my life, but oh well. I can pretend I learned ;p :nod: :hug: <--- for Zikes.
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Artist
lol don't worry, it's a lot easier than it looks :nod:
That Dragonscale is one of the hardest weaves I know, the rest of them are a piece of cake :)

:hug:<--- for Elsie :D
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mbqlovesottawa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, well, all Elsie can do is knit O.o okay and maybe chrochet. But when it comes to that "maille" stuff. Don't tease me! ;p

:hug: <---- for Jason, yet again. :D
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Artist
Bah this is easier than knitting! I tried knitting and crocheting once, never again :no:

Besides, it's so much funner to knit metal ;)
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RizelNoMore Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
Nice close up, it makes it easier to see the weave detail.
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zikes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
I'm considering another 3D chainmaille tutorial like my Dragonscale one that teaches this weave. This one's a lot simpler than Dragonscale so that wouldn't be too hard
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