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« on: June 03, 2010 05:57:50 PM »



I've got some whirley birds, celtic stars, and a snowflake here. I need more rings! This craft is perfect for the obsessive/compulsive.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010 06:50:05 PM »

These are stellar! Now, how does onme learn to do said chain maille?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010 06:57:05 PM »

Had to comment because your title made me laugh. These look wonderful! I especially love the stars and the pink and black earrings. You must have a ton of patience!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 07:03:58 PM »

There are some fabulous tutorials out there on the interwebs. I especially like:
http://cgmaille.com/tutorials.shtml
http://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/subcat.cgi?mode=cat&key=7
http://theringlord.org/introtomailling/htw_hp31.htm

There is some trial and error when it comes to ring sizes, thickness, and material, so yeah, it does take patience when your first couple of tries don't work out. Once you get into a rhythm it's very soothing. I like to prep my rings by opening and closing a bunch before starting, too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 08:51:05 PM »

Oh wow, these are awesome! I especially like the bottom one, super cool!

 I just bought a bunch of rings that aren't the right size for my current project, so maybe I'll try these. Thanks for the links.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010 12:53:31 PM »

I LOVE Celtic star earrings!!!! Your work is so nice!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010 06:59:26 PM »

Thanks! The whirly bird earrings sold at the farmer's market tonight.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010 07:32:04 PM »

I've always liked chain maille, there's just something about it that that fasinates me. Great celtic stars, they look awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010 01:04:58 PM »

Cool!
Are you saying I'm obsessive/compulsive? LOL!!  Wink Maille is so much fun though, isn't it?

You posted pretty much all the links I would have directed someone to learn maille...so that covers that.

So if I don't forward this, my toes won't curl up and fall off? That's a relief....ROFL!!
Great work!
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010 04:02:21 AM »

Beautiful work!

Thanks for the amazing links too..the first one especially is just mind-boggling talent.
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