Who’s on first? These designs are another riff on the Japanese style, this time a traditional 6-in-2, where every 2 rings have 6 rings going through them. For fun, we took what would have been a small Japanese Flower design and changed the center ring from 3/16″ to 3/4″ and 1/2″, then attached 3/16″Continue reading “Who’s on first?”
We call this design Totally Loopy – it’s really just sections of Byzantine made with 18 gauge 3/16″ anodized aluminum rings between larger sizes of 16 gauge rings. They are all now available in the shop https//squareup.com/store/the-velvet-zebra
We call this design Freestyle, but technically it’s patterned after a Japanese maille called 12-in-2, where every two rings have another 12 rings going through them. We took that idea and played with ring sizes and numbers so that you have a pair of 16-gauge 5/16″ rings (some round, some square) with 18-gauge 1/8″ rings attachingContinue reading “Free Bird!”
Four new pieces from our inventory – varoius hearts made with Anodized Aluminum (blues) or Enameled Copper (lime and purples) in fun, funky patterns. Now available in the shop: https://squareup.com/store/the-velvet-zebra
The Poulsbo Art Show was amazing as usual, but our space is so limited, we are only able to display a quarter of our inventory, which means we have to guess what people are going to want to see. So in an effort to show you everything we make, we will be posting a fewContinue reading “Pretties”
Happy Birthday America! What else happens in July this year? Game of Thrones returns! The Velvet Zebra may not be the Mother of Dragons, but we do enjoy adding to the brood. This little charmer is the biggest of the bunch, made with Anodized Aluminum using a traditional Japanese 8-in-2 pattern for the head andContinue reading “Here there be dragons!”
You’re looking at 15,000 rings of 16ga Anodized Aluminum, 5/16th in size. It “might” be enough to make a Hauberk, or Chainmaille shirt. The Velvet Zebra found a willing volunteer to wear our very first piece of maille clothing – an incredibly talented artist. Hopefully when we have it finished for him, he will stillContinue reading “Fashion!”
This inlay is was done entirely out of 19,471 rings of 3/16″ 18ga Anodized Aluminum and measures 21″ x 24″. I’d like to say how long it took, but I kept putting it aside to do other things whenever I would run out of a color, so I lost track of how long it wasContinue reading “Under The Sea”
The Velvet Zebra will be at the Scottish Festival in Prosser WA on June 18th. Come see us, and more men in kilts, in the heart of Washington wine country.
#TheRingLord has such amazing colors, this Spring they introduced Lime Green for a limited time, and we couldn’t resist.