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My Chainmail Necklace 2 by MorganCrone My Chainmail Necklace 2 by MorganCrone
This is one of the first chainmail pieces I did back around 2003 and still one of my favourites.

It's made out of stainless steel rings and oval rings that are about inch long. The over all length is about 17 inches when worn and has 27 hematite beads.

It's been part of quite a few Dragon*Cons, Halloween costumes and other assorted outfits.
Definitely a piece I never get to wear enough.

I'll never sell this piece but I do have other chainmail and various hand made jewelry available at my ArtFire shop-> [link]
[NOTE] I am now taking commissions on recreating this piece!
If interested, please note me.
I can make this in any metal/bead combination you would like!


[UPDATED 9/8/2010] This deviation is now number 1 out of 2259 of all time when "chainmail necklace" is searched! :D
Thank you everyone who looked, favourited and commented!!

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Featured here: [link]
And here: [link]
Thank you!
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:iconpapipi:
PAPIPI Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Looooooove love love this!!!!!
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you.
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:iconlanguidcorpse:
languidcorpse Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconkateedidstudios:
KateedidStudios Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous!!
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:iconlady-crusaderkira:
Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My immediate thought was that it looked like an infinity scarf, and I still think it does!  :)  Beautiful beautiful work and totally lovely to look at, be you a fashionista or a warrior princess.  ^ ^
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Great work!
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
My pleasure!
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:iconchevynut:
chevynut Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
thats incredible man
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icontomomi-mizuna-tio:
tomomi-mizuna-tio Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Approximately how many rings did you use here?
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really have no idea. I never counted.
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:icontomomi-mizuna-tio:
tomomi-mizuna-tio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry. :/
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:icontomomi-mizuna-tio:
tomomi-mizuna-tio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem~
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:iconpaintedmaru:
paintedmaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
gosh, i just want to romp about the forest in this with a massive, flowy sheer skirt.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
So, why don't you?
I do take commissions :)
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:iconkkuffnerphotos:
kkuffnerphotos Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!:D
I added your link to the description!
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xxCheshirexCatxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is exquisite <3
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
I have just finishes a similar bronze and olive green freshwater pearl version.
I just need to get some photos of it up.
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ChainedWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent use of Japanese 4-in-1 to make a wispy drapery. This is a beautiful piece.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icontheshadowdragoness:
TheShadowDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazind :D
i was wondering, where could i get just the plane rings? i wanted to try to make a suit of chainmail for a costume.
i have been making one with is the tops of pop cans, i dosent look very good though :(
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
It depends the quality you're looking for. I get my rings at theringlord.com, the saw cut ones but if you search around you can find them cheaper, try Etsy or Artfire. With rings for maille though keep in mind you get what you pay for. You want to make sure you have flush cut ones and not the ones with the pinched wire cutter cuts or they will fall apart and catch in your clothes everything else. For a suit or shirt for a costume I would go with anodized aluminum, more rings per weight then steel and still fairly sturdy. You'll be putting in 10's of hours in a shirt and I'm sure you don't want it falling apart. Anodized is stronger then plain aluminum becasue they've been treated and the outer layers of the metals are chemically changed to be harder. Also, with plain aluminum you get black rub off on you skin when the aluminum reacts to the oils and particularly acids and salt in your skin, it looks like graphite powder and not pretty.

For a larger project like a shirt go with 16,17 or 18 gauge(the higher the number the finer the wire)with a ring size of about 3/4th inch but not much larger then that, the larger the ring is around the larger gauge wire you need to compensate for the weight and tension.

Also, I've seen scalemaille made from the sodacan tops, I thought it pretty neat. :)

If you have any more questions just ask!
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:icontheshadowdragoness:
TheShadowDragoness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!! :) this is really helpful :D
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:iconddev:
DDev Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Very nice work..:thumbsup:
First thought, Queen of the damned.
Could have seen this or a duplicate in gold making an apperance.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
I had never thought of that but I guess I could see it, more so this piece I guess [link] I have been working on a champagne copper one that will have natural cream colour pearl drops on the points. It's a project that's just an off and on piece due to other deadlines.
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DDev Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
That one is nice as well. However this one has the barely there coverage that was shown in the film version.

Tho maybe its cause the mannequin has the same dementions as Aaliyah lol
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:iconwinonne:
Winonne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Hi, I am writing an article about the chainmail, and I would like to use your photos. Can I? Of course referring to you.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I would be flattered :flirty:
Thank you! :)
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luxsInTenebris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
good chainmail!
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!:meow:
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:iconmindlesspinkkitty:
MindlessPinkKitty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I could see the singer Rhianna wearing this! It's phenominal!
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
I have to admit I only know of Rhianna by name, I'm rather behind on pop culture :/
I am beginning a bronze and natural ivory freshwater Baroque pearl version of a piece similar to this piece.
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MindlessPinkKitty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Wow that should be amazing! Can't wait to see it on here!
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:iconurbandecaydance:
UrbanDecaydance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was thinking of doing something similar but with dice and such! So pretty
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've though of doing the dice thing too but I don't have the heart to drill dice. I'm a little addicted to dice, I have all sizes and so many colours and sets. I want to wear them but they just sit in a bowl and look pretty and are taken out every other weekend to be played with :P I want a hematite Dwarven Stones set!
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UrbanDecaydance Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have a stainless steel dice set and a quartz one as well. :D I bought dice from Michaels JUST for jewelery, already drilled!
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MorganCrone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've never seen drilled dice at Michael's. But I'm sure they would just end up in my dice bowl or my 'Magpie Bowl' which is my collection of random pretty shiny things. :P
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ClaireKincaid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
that's extremely good. its subtle, stylish, and well made. I like the purple undertone
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MorganCrone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
The 'purple undertone' is just how the steel is picking up the light though. It's spring tempered stainless steel and a rather dark alloy at that, almost like a pewter colour.
Thanks for the Favourite too!
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ClaireKincaid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
i see. your welcome!
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:iconcollamair:
Collamair Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
... o-o how much for something like this?
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
For an exact duplicate: $150
That's with 16 gauge stainless steel and genuine hematite. (not the man made Hemalyke which would be a little cheaper)
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:iconpapahex:
PapaHex Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work ^^
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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:iconirides:
Irides Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   Photographer
that is insane ... again :)

i wish u lived in Australia, since we don't do internet shopping (unfortunately). i wuld buy some of yr jewellery for my formal.
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:iconmorgancrone:
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Why don't you do internet shopping? I know about the restrictions on sending jewelry into Australia but as long as it's registered it's ok.
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:iconirides:
Irides Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Photographer
well, take one old-fashioned mother, and a bunch of hyper news articles on the 'dangers of internet shopping' and you get one pretty anti-internet-shopping family :/
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