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Chainmaille shirt by montanaflash23 Chainmaille shirt by montanaflash23
Well here is my chainmaille shirt i made a few years ago and realized i never really did upload here, so i went and found an old picture of it, and bam! But not only that, it's a classy chainmaille shirt with the tie combined with it :D.

Anyway, i'm not really sure how many rings are in it, but i do know it's more then a few but less then way to many. I know it weighs about 18 or 19 pounds and used 14g 1/2" rings. This was my seconds shirt i've completed. It was done in all in European 4-1 weave.

But the tie uses a different weave, European 6-1 to give it a more structural soundness so it'll hold its shape. But one problem is the thing is made all out of galvy, so it weighs a couple of pounds. It's worth wearing though :)
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smydgen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the tie! Might have to do one of those...^_^
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
They're worth doing. Some of the comments are just amazing to get :D
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smydgen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet. I'm thinking work attire ^.~
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That would be amazing, kinda makes me wish i had to wear a tie. The best i've ever done is sold it to a guy to wear to prom.
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smydgen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OoOo another good use!
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
One great thing about chainmaille ties, they have so many applications :D
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BradsCC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work. I'm currently making a shirt myself, and my rings are 18g 1/4" ID. When it's all done, I've figured it will be somewhere in the area of 24,000 rings. Given that your rings are about double the size of mine, I'd guess your count would be somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 (can't quite see the bottom, so I can't be sure on comparison for length).
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Good guess, i've never really taken the time to figure out the ring count, i always just told people a whole lot, i appreciate that. Can't wait to see yer shirt completed, sounds awesome.
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice set!
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you sir!
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm a ma'am :)
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
oh. I knew that, i was just checking... ;).

Thanks for the correction, i'll remember that.
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries :)
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Ok, good, glad to hear :D
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vtglassartist Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That might be the only way I'd wear a tie. Nice work!
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I know it. Thanks! :D
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Niysiechka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! :rofl:
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hahahahaha a chain mail tie! I love it :)
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Only way to get dressed up is with a chainmaille tie :D
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
For all your fancy dress battles :D
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You mean you don't ever get in those kind of battles? Gotta go out in style ;)
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hell yeah! can't let them forget that even in the heat of battle, you're rollin in style!
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
and if all else fails, the tie is heavy enough to be a bludgeon. So dual purposing there :D
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I'd say that makes it the perfect accessory for every outfit ;)
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i know, right?
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ArtisansdAzure Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Funny^^
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NatakaChiSerene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Pure awesome~;)
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
It's even more fun to wear
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NatakaChiSerene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh I'm sure~ going out in style~ walking around in METAL... granted if you fell into a body of water you'd probably drown from the weight... that is unless you're either a, have muscles to withstand the weight, or b, superman... hmmm... hey--is there something you're not telling us about? :O_o:
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BradsCC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually, knights would very often swim in their armor as a training exercise. The weight is a lot easier to handle when it's distributed over that large of an area.
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NatakaChiSerene Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Really? :O_o: Wow, that's amazing. I've learned something new today!!! :D :dummy:
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Say what? I have nooooo idea what you are talking about! I am no superman, i don't do supermanlyish things! That's just sheer craziness ::flies away::
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NatakaChiSerene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:XD: Lies~
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
What?! They're not lies, it's the truth! As such, there's no lies being spoken here, so please keep moving along, there's nothing to hear or see. That's right, it's perfectly normal to see a flying man in chainmaille, just move along please.
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NatakaChiSerene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
It's a bird--it's a plane--it's... CHAINMAIL MAN!!! :XD:
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Instead of Iron Man, it's....CHAINMAIL MAN!! And the crowd goes wild! WOOOOOO!!!!

I think I'm jealous of you Chainmaille Man.
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Kayake Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I don't know why, but I really like the tie. :XD: How much did it cost you to make this?
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Surprisingly very little. I payed $75 for a half-mile spool of 14g wire, which has payed for itself a loooooong time ago. But to make that tie, from that spool, maybe $1 or $2. So it's rather cheap.
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Kayake Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Oh wow, I was expecting it to be a lot more than that! That's pretty neat. :meow:
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
That's one great thing about chainmaille, most of the time materials are next to nothing (especially with galvy), everything is in the time-consuming construction phase.
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Chaos02 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That, my good man, is class!
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montanaflash23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I know, right? Only way to dress up in a chainmaille shirt ;)
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