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« on: September 11, 2011 08:14:43 PM »

Made with chainmaille tutorials from http://www.cgmaille.com.


Aluminum and copper (don't remember the weave....)


Aluminum and copper, mobius flowers.


Aluminum and copper, "rhinos snorting drano."

Thanks for looking Smiley I'll be making more maille soon for birthday gifts.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011 09:06:22 AM »

Those are wonderful! I like the Mobious flowers the best.

I'm also a newbie to maille - just got my head around Full Persian last night, so I'm feeling super happy :-)
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011 09:48:05 PM »

I believe the weave is called helm. Everything looks freaking awesome! Kudos!

speedingpullet, I envy you. I'm terrible at half persian weaves, and I absolutely cannot master full persian.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011 10:48:03 AM »

These are nice, but be careful of the way you cut your rings.  These were cut with a pinch cutter, that's why they're not closed well.  You should not be able to see a closure on chainmaille.  It's best to saw cut the rings so that you have a flush closure, thereby avoiding the chance for them to be pulled open, scratch the wearer, or snag on close.
Also, be careful of the ring sizes.  These weaves (and basically all weaves) should be nice and tight.  That's why the Aspect Ratio (AR) is so important.  The Rhinos spouting Draino is a perfect example.

Again, great start, Jeff writes great tutorials!  You'll learn a lot from his and the ones on mailleartisans.org.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011 08:51:08 AM »

Very cute colours
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011 09:00:54 AM »

I like them!
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