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Maille Belt
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Published: November 10, 2004
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Yep, I've finally gone off the deep end...I actually made a chainmaille BELT :crazy:
Who knows what craziness I'll come up with next! Chainmaille silverware! Plates! Bowls! Chainmaille sporks!

:slap:

Ok, now that I got that out of the way :) This belt was made using the exact same weave and materials as my Chainmaille Vest, however for a loop at the end I instead used Full Persian joined at the ends to form a solid circular chain.
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Anonymous543Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: *want* Nice work! I would not have the patience for that >.<
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Nice, I have alot of respect for chainmailers, it take sso much time and patience.
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Thank you :thanks: It's actually quite relaxing, doesn't take as much patience as you might think :D
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GoddesofwolvesHobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't they be heavy? Some chianmail wiegh over 50LBS. What did you use?
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It's made from aluminum so it's really lightweight, I can put all the chainmaille I own on and after half an hour or so nearly forget it's even there :)
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Well thats cool. if you made it out of steal of iron then you would be hard prest to move any where.
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Actually a friend of mine made a maille vest out of galvanized steel that was about as dense as my aluminum one. It weighed about 19lbs and when you held it in your hands it would seem to be very heavy but once you get it on the weight's distributed very well, he once wore it around school all day and has even fallen asleep with it on :lol:
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GoddesofwolvesHobbyist General Artist
sweet!! Thatbo cool to do every now and then. how do you make it?
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Check out [link] for a bunch of good resources :thumbsup:
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Thanx!! I bet when I learn it wont be as good as yours or the mid-evil workmanship.
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BlackCarrionRoseProfessional Photographer
Yay for chainmail BELTS!! I would totally wear one, FOR THE REALIES!!!
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zikesProfessional Artist
It's still a little incomplete, gotta figure out a good clasping system :plotting:
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EnigmaticEmpressHobbyist General Artist
Willing to sell? How much you want for it if you still have it and/or want to sell it, and/or want to make another? I would love a chainmail belt! CASH!...
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ooo I would definitely be interested in making a belt to sell, but unfortunately it can be rather expensive...the number of hours put into a belt such as the one pictured here would require a price tag of at least $150 to be worth selling :hmm:

Of course, simpler belts would be cheaper, it depends on the style you have in mind :)
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Ouch...hmmm...simpler would be nice...
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That's so awesome! It's cool how you can make so many useful things.
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You should see some of the crazy stuff they come up with on The Chainmaille Board...chainmaille chess boards with chainmaille chess pieces :eyepopping:
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Woo! Chainmaille clothing line, here we come!!!!
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zikesProfessional Artist
now I just need some maille pants to go with them :D
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and I hate seeing my horrid typing when I'm exhausted soooo... would*
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lol I didn't even notice that until you pointed it out :D
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Hehe, I scrutinize my writing, spelling, grammar, and speech. It's happened because a) I'm working on improving my English and b) the Canadians say that I speak funny... now I'm paranoid about everything.
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Wait...the Canadians say YOU speak funny?
Whuts that all aboot then, eh? :devilish:
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Hehehe, It's funny. I find it funny. Hilarious, actually. But.. yeah.. most people have no idea where I'm from other than 'somewhere in the US, right?' Even then, someone asked me what it was like living in Austrailia. It's kind of like.. okaaaaay... now what happened to your brain?
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