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Dragonscale chain mail bracelet finished!

A friend of ours recently started making chain mail. He’s weaving a shirt out of aluminum rings in a European 6 in 1 pattern. It’s gorgeous stuff:

Looking straight down the sheet of chain mail is just enthralling.  I love the lines!  This is a European 6-in-1 pattern. (Marc C. Perkins)
Looking straight down a sheet of European 6 in 1 chain mail.

After talking with him, we realized that making maille is not nearly as difficult as it seems like it should be. Pre-cut rings are available online, and the only equipment required is two pairs of pliers. Here’s our friend’s workspace:

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