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
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? https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fearpig/chain-scale-mail/
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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:
VIDEO Tumbling your rings!
https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry-making-blog/1384/tumbling-your-jewelry/ £50… https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3KG-Rotary-Tumbler-Jewelry-Polisher-Finisher-Ideal-For-Rocks-Stones-Coins-UK/182633978097?epid=894605680&hash=item2a85d558f1:g:VwwAAOSwIKNcEHju&frcectupt=true The same machine seems to be cheaper on Aliexpress Buying Rings
Material Colour ID D AR (ID/D) Source QTY Price (Per Ring)
Aluminium Black 8mm 1.57mm 5.0 link 1000 £24.99 (£0.025)
Aluminium Silver 6.35mm 1.63mm 3.9 link 1000 £24.99 (£0.025)
Aluminium Silver 7mm 1.29mm 5.4 link 3300 £38.98 (£0.02)
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.
The 2 on the left are cheap ones from Ali Express, the one on the right was the smallest that B&Q sell.