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Creating Chainmaille

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.

This is the base for the "Dragon Back" design.

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!


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