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Noob Introduction

Posted by njc2007 on 2011.05.17 at 11:30
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Hello Everyone. I see there's not a lot of activity here, but I've joined the community anyway. I am eagerly awaiting my first shipment of anodized aluminum rings from The Ring Lord. I ordered the Deluxe Jewelry Kit. I think I've managed to visit every maille site on the net.

I sent hubby on a swordhandling course and now he wants to make armour. Chainmaille has fascinated me for...well, as long as I can remember, so it seems like a natural thing for us to share. He can make armour and I can make jewelry.

Isamu smoke

Hello and short intro

Posted by ichi_black on 2010.06.29 at 22:51
'ello there!

I see that this comm may not be used that often.. Or at least that I can see, but I thought I'd make a short into anyway. :3

I've been doing maille on and off for a few years now, just getting into 'heavy' production with trying to sell them. It's more of a side hobby than anything. All pieces are aluminum, anodized aluminum, rubber or silicon rings.

A few examples...Collapse )

I've got most of my pieces posted on my DA

I have a question about pilers...

Posted by theunicursalhex on 2009.08.18 at 16:14
I make chainmail necklaces, bracelets and some small, what I like to call "art pieces" of chainmail, usually at night when I can't sleep. But lately I've noticed my pilers I use to seal the rings are leaving marks on the rings that look bad.

I bought a wholesale lot of rings years ago, many were colored or copper and I used those up first and didn't have a problem with scratches on the rings, but with the silver ones I do and I am not sure what these rings are made of.   I think it is probably aluminum, but I am not 100% sure.

Anyone have any suggestions for me?  Perhaps a way I could cover the tips of my pilers or maybe I can buy some new pilers?  I am just not sure what ones to buy.  

Cross posted to chainmail 

Artistic Tiger

My First Completed Project in a LONG Time

Posted by nyxgoldstone on 2008.12.25 at 23:50
Yay! Necklace!Collapse )

This a Christmakwaanzyuledonnica gift for my roommate's mom. My roommate actually told her mom to NOT buy the necklace she was eyeing in a store, then came to me and asked me to make it. And I did! Ta-da!


Rubber rings

Posted by foxglove22 on 2008.10.29 at 21:29
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
So I just got some rubber rings and have no clue what to do with them. A friend of mine gave me a bracelet that looks like this and I am going to experiment with like patterns but ...

I have also seen weaves using rubber rings that look like half persians or just plain rubber weaves like these:

Anyone have any good sites, tutorials or ideas for messing around with rubber rings? Any help is appreciated :)



Posted by foxglove22 on 2008.10.28 at 19:21
Current Mood: chipperchipper

I just joined the community, I am a 25 year old preschool teacher and got hooked on chainmaille by a coworker. So far I have completed 3 bracelets: beaded shaggy loops, harvest moon / tomato sandwich, and a byzantine weave. I also made a set of byzantine earrings with some beads and butterflies (I just learned how to use a head pin lol) .

I am so excited to be learning all this stuff and the more I do the more addicted I get. I have a bunch of rings coming in on Thursday and I am hoping to get some more stuff done. Anyways looking forward to sharing and looking at all the beautiful things you guys make :)

By the way any tips for taking pictures?? Mine never come out very clear.


Posted by legba3 on 2008.09.25 at 10:18
I can't believe I've only just found this!!!
I'm sure some people here will already know me so hello again to you and hello for the first time to everyone else.

I'm currently Weaves Admin on MAIL and have been making maille for 20 years, started with armour and moved on to jewellery.

Can anyone help me with posting a pic here?

Looking for Locals Like Me?

Posted by ladyscalemaille on 2008.07.03 at 19:37
Current Location: Colorado Spring, CO
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Greetings all!

I am thrilled to see I'm not the only chick that prefers pliers and metal over needle and thread! It is good to know there there's enough of us to warrant a forum, too.

Due to quite a few reactions at the Colorado Renaissance Festival to my newest scalemaille project I am considering starting a new business venture in that line. It started over a decade ago in a LARP when I wanted a chainmaille shirt made just for my feminine curves and decided to make one of my own. I have since left Amtgard and just dabbled in maille as a hobby. Is there anyone in the San Antonio, Texas area that wouldn't mind discussing options and ideas? I'm actually in Colorado Springs for the next week or so and have plenty of spare time to discuss details here, too. In fact, I'm really not too picky about WHERE you are if you'd like to discuss details or give suggestions! Scalemaille has become my new love. (Don't tell my fiance'!) :)


First Hello!

Posted by maryelens on 2008.03.23 at 14:51
Hello Group!  Just wanted to hop in here and say hello.  I'm new to LJ, but the place looks promising. 
I've been making jewelry for too many years to count, The pic is a recent bracelet with carnelian.

Happy to have found the group!

Roanoke, VA


Posted by marikajewelry on 2008.03.23 at 19:22
Hi everyone, just discovered today this community. European girl, I love making wire wrapped jewelry and chainmail to which I am currently addicted. Only about a year old with all this, but very much enjoy it.

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