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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:56 am
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Hey all - it's been a while but I've been experimenting! Tell me what you think...

18 ga. 3/16ths galvi in elfweave



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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:10 am
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Oh, very nice. Good idea to combine the two like that.

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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:59 pm
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It looks great! now if it was something other than galvy it would look even better....

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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:56 pm
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I already have plans to make a stainless steel & copper version with different leathers etc. I actually really like the look of galvi - I've had good luck with it and like the iron-grey look of it Smile.


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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:46 pm
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Coif LoL Hehe, cool. I just think it's a fugly metal. Smile But if you like it, then my opinion doesn't matter at all. It's still a really cool bracelet.

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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:09 pm
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Thanks guys! Coif LoL Yeah, compared to other metals it's definitely fugly! But I like fugly! Wink Razz


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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:39 pm
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That looks cool. Is there a snap closure, or something else?

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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:41 pm
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I really like it. Bet copper would look great -especially slightly tarnished.

How have you fastened it? I can't really see from the picture.

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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:37 pm
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There's a double snap closure on the other side Smile


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Posted on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:19 pm
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That looks awesome... I have been toying around with using leather with maile for a while now and never got something that cool Smile



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Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 am
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i too have been working a lot with leather and chainmaille. i have a shop at a local ren faire and i get a lot of people bringing me their chainmaille and leather pieces to be repaired. it is usually due to the rings gouging the leather and pulling out of the holes. it is a really nice piece and you should be proud - i would just suggest putting in grommets in the holes to protect the leather. that way the piece last longer and the customers are happy.



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Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:04 pm
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mithrilweaver wrote:
i too have been working a lot with leather and chainmaille. i have a shop at a local ren faire and i get a lot of people bringing me their chainmaille and leather pieces to be repaired. it is usually due to the rings gouging the leather and pulling out of the holes. it is a really nice piece and you should be proud - i would just suggest putting in grommets in the holes to protect the leather. that way the piece last longer and the customers are happy.


Thanks Mithril Uber I thought that the rings pulling out of the leather would be a problem too - I took extra care making the closures perfect and did a double layer of leather to reduce movement. I think the grommet idea is definitely worth trying though Very Happy thanks!


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Posted on Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:00 pm
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I like the beat-up look to it. It's like my dad once said: "No one wants coveralls without stains". Some things need a bit of character. I love the use of elfweave, too. Very cool piece.

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Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:49 pm
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wow not a place i expected to see elfe weave used. very nice piece, IMO i think this would look amazing with siliconized bronze.


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Posted on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:31 am
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this ispretty great I have an Oops and leather bracelet I made, and I love it, nice to be able to just snap it on. I really like how the the rings you used top attach it to the leather keep the Elfweave in that tight shape shape.

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