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Chainmaille flower tutorial by lunabellvarga Chainmaille flower tutorial by lunabellvarga
One more tutorial done. These things are very time consuming. >.>

Edit: This tutorial was featured in the blog The beading Gem and the article can be found here [link] . I feel honoured having been featured in such a wonderful blog with such great company. Thanks!
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fallenstar85 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I did this in AA and it's SUPER tight and had to adjust the steps a bit. Are these sizes in AWG or SWG? I think I'm going to try it again another time but only do a single 3/16" ring in the middles instead of doubling them.
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
A single ring is fine as long as it holds structure well. Maille is a lot of modifying sometimes. Different metals and coatings fit differently. It's the reason most people pick a single supplier and stick with them. If not it's like knitting. You have to make test patches in each pattern and it takes forever.
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tharguril Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hey I used this pattern with the ring sizes listed and I wasn't able to connect the fifth point. I checked and double checked but I had the right ring sizes. is it because for the larger rings I used steel instead of aluminum?
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I am not active on here much at all. The smaller rings need to be able to completely fit inside the larger rings with some room to spare. Check to make sure with your rings. It shouldn't matter between steel an aluminum at this point. Check perhaps you need 3/8" ID. I haven't done that in a while and that might very well be a mistake that I nor noone else has caught. >.>
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Popgal120 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
this looks so pretty :D
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Jdreichel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautifully done! Thank you so much for putting this together and sharing it with all of us.
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem. I enjoy being able to share my craft with others. ^_^
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THEGREATTITANICCHICK Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
this is so pretty, thanks for posting :D
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^
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you're welcome :D
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SterlingDragon78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Featured! [link] :heart:
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feature. <3 :hug:
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ElidhuB Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Wow, this is so interesting!
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. You should totally give it a try sometime. ^_^
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ElidhuB Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Yeah, I'm hoping to. I will just have to buy the little chain mail thingies. Do you think they would be in the arts and crafts section of Wal-mart? Thank you!
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
....I wish. Walmart would be amazing. Some craft stores have pre-made chainmaille kits, but not a section where you can buy good jump rings for chainmaille. You can order them online from places like ebay and etsy where crafters sell supplies, or an online store like i use such as www.theringlord.com . Chainmaille is a very expensive hobby, hence why I sell my maille works. ^_^;;
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ElidhuB Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
...Oh. That's a bummer. I wish that they didn't have to be bought online, because I probably won't be allowed to buy it when it's not super important, I have no experience with it, and it would just be a hobby. We just don't have a whole bunch of money. But thank you for the information and for taking the time to respond seriously. I appreciate it. ^-^
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
It took me a while to save up for my first batch of rings. Since then it has paid for itself. The initial 150 USD put me for a loop though. No problem. If you just wanna give it a whirl you can buy cheap craft wire and dowel rods and wrap and cut your own rings. You wont get normal sizes like I use, and it's very time intensive, but it would give you an idea of if you wanna try later on when you have the money. :3
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ElidhuB Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Oh,...wow. That's a lot of money. Hmm, maybe I will try to make my own. Thanks for the info!
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saltatempo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it! :love:
Can't wait to go back home and try!
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome, send me the link when you do!
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LadyRafira Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial :P
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Nifty, thanks! I might have to try it if I get up the guts to much with that many varying size rings :D
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
It's only two ring sizes, not that bad really. Good luck and send me a link if you do!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I tend to make mine by wrapping wire around knitting needles ;) But of course I'll let you know if I do.
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh dear, I couldn't do that. O.o
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow thanks! :eager:
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Np, Just try to send me a link if you use it. ^_^ There are also two other tutorials in my gallery.
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I collect tutorials in the event that I'll try them one day. I never seem to have the correct AR rings....most of the time I have to modify to fit my rings. I definitely will check out your other tuts too! :D
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
The byzantine tutorial will work with almost any AR which is nice. The ball is a bit more finicky but I've seen it done many many ways. Good luck getting the right AR's
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muzski Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting. I used to dabble in chainmail creation 18 years ago. :-)

See [link]
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
That looks really cool. We don;t see flat rings like that too often.
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muzski Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers, I didn't have any traditional round ones. :D
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha. Whatever you have on hand not only works great but is amazingly cost efficient. Kudos to you!
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muzski Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow:
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Fridoline Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I think it is really nice of you that you make tutorials and show others how to do it
there are people who like to keep everthing secret
well, I can understand that attitude, too, but I prefer artists who share their knowledge/technique :D
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lunabellvarga Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
In my craft there are a lot of tutorials. We don't mind sharing with others that do the craft. The main thing is that buying the supplies, learning the weave and having the shear time and effort to do so isn't worth it for most people. It is easier and more cost efficient to buy the item from the artisan if you are not already a chainmaille artisan or are planning to start the craft. It's like seeing a tutorial on how to paint the mona lisa, sure you can see how its done, but who has the time, money or effort to get the supplies and perfectly recreate all the steps?
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Fridoline Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well, said :D
so true!
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Fridoline Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
minus the comma (wtf I don't even...)
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topaz-star Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving the chainmaille stuff but just dont have the time to get into it atm. however this one seems fairly straightforward and plausible to fit the time in somewhere thanks for the tut :)
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