Chainmaille Inlay (PSU logo)

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For MCS Theme Day on March 1st.

I made this myself for my dad since both my parents went to Penn State (where I’m going to graduate from this spring).

You can find some of my other chainmaille creations here:
www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/subcat.cgi?key=hvymetal86&mode=artist

It’s made out of a combination of bright and blue anodized 16 gauge aluminum rings with an inner diameter of 1/4″ woven in the European 4-1 pattern. It took me a little over 12 hours to weave, although I had to create the template on the computer first.

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    17 Responses to Chainmaille Inlay (PSU logo)

    1. I salute your willingness to work all those rings. I’ve made some chain-mail earrings (king’s mail pattern, I think), but something of this scale would drive me nuts.

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    2. Nice attention to detail. How about chainmail handcuffs?!

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    3. This is really cool hvymetal86. When did you start, and how did you get into it?

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      • Started back in high school in my junior year. I’m finishing college now as a fifth year senior. I took 2 jewelry and metal-smithing classes in HS and one kid who wove chainmaille came in to demonstrate one day. It sparked my interest and I self taught myself from there using mostly the website my pics are hosted on as advice and learning materials.

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    4. If I move to a high-crime, knife-happy area, I’ll be commissioning you.

      Great work.

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    5. Nice work. What are your plans after school?

      WE ARE

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      • I’m about to graduate with a degree in Information Science and Technology. Computer stuffs, which I love immensely. I’ll probably just keep doing this as a hobby. I occasionally sell stuff, but generally people don’t understand the time (and amount of cuts to the hands) it takes to do this and hence don’t want to pay what I think is a reasonable price, which is usually $10/hour + materials@cost…

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      • PENN STATE! Good to find other Penn Staters on MCS 😀

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    6. Thanks for all the compliments everyone!

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    7. we’ve partied together… true story

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