Author: The Velvet Zebra

Winter Is Here!

We can NOT get over this look! This is DragonHeart, finally modeled by its owner #aeonjane of #studiofrontstreet. As a professional photographer, it takes a little time to get the chance to step in front of the camera, but when you are this talented and beautiful, it’s worth waiting for. This was the first patterned…

Dragon Heart

Have you seen it modeled? This is the hauberk we call Dragon Heart, made earlier this year and modeled here by a beautiful cosplay model. The shirt’s owner is the photographer, so we hope to get shots of HER wearing it soon, but in the meantime these photos are too gorgeous not to share.

Rebelle Waters

Named for the new owner, this is our favorite Hauberk to date. 8 weeks, 16,885 rings of 1/4″ 16 gauge anodized aluminum, 500 rings of 5/32″ 18 gauge, 80 large scales, 20 smaller scales, and a whole lot of obsessive “just a few more rows!” I can’t wait to see what we do next.

Halloween

By the Pricking of my Thumbs, Something Wicked this way comes. The Velvet Zebra are a pair, So follow along, if you dare. While one a Mermaid scene creates, The other is free to Eviscerate! In Red and Black, and some pretty Orange too, We prepare our annual BOO! So Raise the Dead, have a…

Medieval Stress Balls

We have it on good authority that Sir Galahad suffered from a bit of ADD. Of course, back then they didn’t know what Attention Deficit Disorder was. In those Dark Ages you were considered “special” or “touched.” Or “dead” if you couldn’t keep your mind on the joust. Recently, archeologists discovered these little gems, entombed…

Accidents Happen

These little guys are the result of experimenting with Aspect Ratio, which is what determines which rings you can use for certain patterns.  Some sizes and thickness are completely unsuitable for some patterns, but we still like to play.  One day we were trying to make a Helm flower using completely incompatible rings just to…