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The Beauty of Chainmaille

Sometimes even the most seasoned Mailler will sit down and experiment. You may find yourself with only a handful of rings in odd sizes, unsure what you can make with the selection you have but still feeling the urge to work some rings together. So you’ll start tp putz around, play with patterns you know even though those patterns don’t work with the sizes you have in front of you.

Sometimes you end up giving up, because what you are playing with simply cannot DO what you want it to. But sometimes what you do make, will inspire you to turn it into something interesting. That is how we made our Jellyfish, by making a flower in all the wrong sizes, but realizing if we turned it upside down we could exaggerate the cone, add a top and some tendrils and viola, jellyfish!

We do not claim to have created this pattern, we just didn’t realize we were making something that would end up being so pretty. And that’s the beauty of Chainmaille.

This new design and others are now available in our store TheVelvetZebra or shop right here from the Store tab.

Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Chainmaille dress in Anodized Aluminum, size 8.

$1,600.00

Until we get the pictures from the photographer these will have to do!

Valkyrie is a chainmaille dress made in two months with 12,222 5/16” 16gauge Anodized Aluminum rings in Matte Frost and Matte Titanium Grey and accented by 172 Anodized Aluminum scales and 820 5/32” 18gauge rings.  Our model here is a Women’s size 8, but chainmaille can be pretty forgiving- she could likely fit up to a 10.  A bit smaller? Maille hugs the female form in a very flattering way, the extra simply makes her longer.

 

 

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is fast approaching, but we’ve got you covered.

Necklace and Earrings

Jealous Heart is made with Anodized Aluminum rings and measures 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching earrings. Free shipping in the US.

$45.00

Necklace and Earrings

Pure Heart is a necklace made with Anodized Aluminum rings measuring 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching earrings. Free shipping within the US

$45.00

Necklace and Earrings

Opposites Attract is a chainmaille necklace made with Anodized Aluminum rings measuring 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching earrings. Free Shipping inside the US.

$45.00

Necklace and Earrings

Optimistic Love is a chainmaille necklace in Anodized Aluminum rings measuring 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching earrings. Free Shipping within the US.

$45.00

Necklace and Earrings

Red Hot Love is a chainmaille necklace made of Anodized Aluminum rings, measuring 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching earrings. Free shipping within the US.

$45.00

Necklace and Earrings

Black Heart is a chainmaille necklace made with Anodized Aluminum rings that measures 18” with a magnetic clasp and matching pair of earrings. Free Shipping within the US.

$45.00

Valkyrie

This started out as a Hauberk we called Winter Soldier, but the patter was too big, and too beautiful to shrink, so it became a Viking women’s dress – thatywhen Valkyrie was born. Complete with headdress, fringed hand “flowers” and a necklace, all she needs it furred leggings, some fresh snow, and a model with a better body than poor Betty here.

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 shirt we ever made, and the drama of it shines in these photos. Right before the photo shoot, she asked us for a diadem, for a more royal look, and doesn’t she look incredible? We take credit only for the chainmaille – the photography, poses, EVERYTHING about these pictures is all thanks to Jane, #studiofrontstreet ! Incredible

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.

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