Thursday, April 8, 2010

MASSIVE Chainmaille Project

UPDATE 4/8/10: Haven't really put to much time into this project due to my work schedule the last 2 weeks, but I'm up to 50-something inches of JPL chain which is approximately 800 rings.
UPDATE 3/26/10: Created a Flickr set to keep a photographic record of the "Massive Chainmaille Project" "Massive Chainmaille Project"
UPDATE 3/17/10: Happy St. Patrick's Day! I recieved my TRL order for the "Massive Chainmaille Project" today! Let the chainmailling begin!
UPDATE 3/6/10: Just ordered my rings for the "Massive Chainmaille Project"; over 3lbs and some clasp and more wire for other things! Now I have to sit around and wait for about 2 weeks until they get here :-( 

Original post 3/2/10: I've been doing a lot of planning lately for a very massive chainmaille project. By massive I'm talking about close to 25,000 rings! I'm not going to tell you what it is I'm making yet, but I will tell you that it will be comprised of 4 different weaves:
1. Japanese 8-in-2 Cube
2. Full Persian
3. Jens Pind Linkage
4. Dragonscale
I will be using bright aluminum rings for this project and given my current estimates it will weigh in at over 3 pounds!

I've gotten about 300 rings done on this project, but I ran out of wire. Now I'm just waiting for some black anodized aluminum rings to be back in stock so I can complete my US Navy ribbon inlay and I'll be ordering the rings for the massive project too.

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