Chain and Scale Mail

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fearpig/chain-scale-mail/

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I made this perfectly fitting and surprisingly lightweight necklace using a Chainmaille pattern called Japanese Dragonscale. Making this style necklace has its technical challenges from my perspective as a craftsman but once I finished it I knew it was worth the hours of tinkering with styles and
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Gorget d'écailles or - Scales - Gallery - TheRingLord
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OK so this is a series of projects!

  • Chainmail pocket watch chain for a waistcoat.
  • Chainmail hoodie for Alfie
  • Chain or Scale mail gloves for me
  • Scalemail shrug for Kate
  • Scalemail dress?

Aluminium would be nice, galvanised steel if not so I don’t have to worry about corrosion.

http://bonesandlilies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/scale-mail-corset.html

Links to how to actually build chainmail:

https://images.app.goo.gl/q4rqW2BrAUeQnJ1J6

Tumbling your rings!

https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry-making-blog/1384/tumbling-your-jewelry/

£50…
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3KG-Rotary-Tumbler-Jewelry-Polisher-Finisher-Ideal-For-Rocks-Stones-Coins-UK/182633978097?epid=894605680&hash=item2a85d558f1:g:VwwAAOSwIKNcEHju&frcectupt=true

The same machine seems to be cheaper on Aliexpress

Buying Rings

MaterialColourIDDAR (ID/D)SourceQTYPrice (Per Ring)
AluminiumBlack8mm1.57mm5.0link1000£24.99 (£0.025)
AluminiumSilver6.35mm1.63mm3.9link1000£24.99 (£0.025)
AluminiumSilver7mm1.29mm5.4link3300£38.98 (£0.02)

Buying Scales

https://beadsisters.co.uk/pages/scales.htm