Sunday, 30 January 2011

More about chain maille

I suppose I'd better expalin a little about the dice bag.

I met up with some old friends recently. D said he was trying his hand at some chain maille jewellery, BING! 3D printed chain maille, maille without joins!

Not knowing the first thing about chain maille, I used my GoogleFu to find out.
There's great tutorials from Jeff Olin at and the Maille Artisans International League caters for all things maille.

My first chain maille without joins model was a pair of earrings using a full persian chain. From Shapeways, as they're not really a finished end product, I've set the model view to 'hidden'. If you're interested in taking a look, the model is here.

Next came along a Dragon Scale patch.

And then the European 4-in-1 70mm dice bag.

Next in line is a Half Persian 4-in-1 chain tester in two sizes with the same aspect ratio, I'm not sure how the smaller size will turn out as the gaps may be too small. Also a much larger dice bag, both are currently in production.

Dipping the dice bag is a long process. After about another 8 dips since last time, the silver is starting to glisten.

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