Creating Chainmaille

December 21, 2016

Busy working on some new crafts I would like to use for Next year!  First up is chainmalle.  I am finding it rather enjoyable!   It is not as complicated as I originally thought it may be.  I am finding that the different patterns I am doing allows me to go back and correct any errors.  Which is not so much the case for knitting or similar crafts.

 

 I wasn't originally planning on creating any chainmalle.  As I was working on my new Daenerys costume I have noticed that the strap of her dress as well as her arm bands are metal.  I was unable to find anything like her straps.  I could have use fabrics or other materials to make it look like her straps.  I liked the idea of have the metal material blended with the soft elegant dress.

 

 At a closer look you can see the the straps are metal.  I decided to look through many chainmaille designs but I was un-able to find anything comparable.  I went ahead and picked a design I thought picked the character and went with the overall design of the dress.

I completed the second layering for the strap.  I just need to add one more ring down the middle of the design to complete it.  I am thinking of doing a secondary color which is why I have not completed it yet.  The bands around her arm are wider.  I am still using the same design just try to make wider.  When it complete I will decide it the want to keep the arm bands this way or not?  You can see the first layer and where I have begun to add the second layering. 

 

 

A short video showing me adding on the second layer.  While creating all the chainmaille I have successfully watched "Stranger Things" all in one night.  I also was working on another small chainmaille project for an up and coming costume!

 

-Kiki-

 

 

 

 

 

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