Dragonscale Hatband with Helm Vortex Centerpiece
February 27, 2016, 4:31 am
March 15, 2016, 1:34 am
DescriptionA top hat and hatband collaboration I put together with a friend that happens to be into making custom handmade leather toppers. The band is made from over 1600 stainless steel and distressed black stainless steel rings, with just a few red anodized aluminum square wire rings for that "bang" of color. (All rings from TRL :-) ) The band is done in Dragonscale and measures about ~7/8" wide, and a full 25" long. The Vortex focal measures ~1 1/2" across, the whole shebang weighs almost 9 ounces(!)... I was going for a style reminiscent of industrial snake skin, to compliment the rugged Mad-Hatter-meets-Snidely-Whiplash look of the hat itself, making for a marriage of Old West Steampunk and modern day biker.
Dragonscale made from 18swg 1/4" saw cut stainless and 18swg 1/4" machine cut black stainless with 19swg 5/32" and 20awg 11/32" saw cut stainless steel rings; Helm Vortex is made from 16swg 3/8" stainless and black stainless steel and 18swg 1/4" stainless steel and anodized aluminum square wire rings, all saw cut.
Weave(s) Used (Click to View Weave)Dragonscale, Helm Chain
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Weave(s): Dragonscale, Helm Chain