Chain Harness v2

Project Status: Complete

Not much to say about this one actually. Other than a parts list its fairly self explanatory.

  • 4mm Antique bronze chain (some meters, well under 10m!)
  • 2x Small lobster clasps
  • 3x 8mm OD Antique bronze jump rings
  • 4x 6mm OD Antique bronze jump rings
  • 1x Antique bronze pendant

Chain and Scale Mail

Project Status: Under Construction

I love chain mail. This is going to be a series of projects featuring jewelry, fashion items as well as armour! I want to play with both chain and scale mail.

  • Chainmail pocket watch chain for a waistcoat.
  • Chainmail hoodie for Alfie
  • Chain or Scale mail gloves for me
  • Scalemail shrug for Kate
  • Scalemail dress?

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Aluminium would be nice, galvanised steel if not so I don’t have to worry about corrosion.

Links to how to actually build chainmail:

Tumbling your rings!


The same machine seems to be cheaper on Aliexpress

Buying Rings

MaterialColourIDDAR (ID/D)SourceQTYPrice (Per Ring)
AluminiumBlack8mm1.57mm5.0link1000£24.99 (£0.025)
AluminiumSilver6.35mm1.63mm3.9link1000£24.99 (£0.025)
AluminiumSilver7mm1.29mm5.4link3300£38.98 (£0.02)

Buying Scales


So I tried rings fom a few diffeent sources and so far the only ones that haven’t been rubbish have been beadsisters… but they are expensive! As I haven’t got a tumbler either they are still very small snags on the necklaces that I have made so far.


Persian 6-in-1

The 2 on the left are cheap ones from Ali Express, the one on the right was the smallest that B&Q sell.