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This is my long awaited, flash based, 3D rendered, Chainmaile tutorial.

It currently features:
EU 4-in-1
DRAGONSCALE
BYZANTINE
HYPER BYZANTINE

FULL PERSIAN
HALF PERSIAN 3-in-1

JAPANESE 6-in-1

more will be added on later times

HELP ME FIND BUGS (if any)

please download, of it won't fit your screen
Hope You Enjoy!!!
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
would japanese 12 in 2 work the same way as well? and could you make a band with that style (or is there a diffrent set of instructions to make a straight line?) in stead of a flower?
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that really depends on what you want it too look like. 12 in 2 is used a lot actually, just doubling all the rings in jap 6 in 1.
with it, you could make a strip (a narrow line of sheet) and turn that into a bracelet for instance. The problem is that, as a sheet, 6-1 is built up of big rings lying in contact, connected by small rings. the big rings have the space to overlap, and they will.
[link]
if this is the kind of thing you've got in mind, then yes, replicate what you see there and it will work.

If you've got something else in mind, i suggest you try and scetch it out first. put that up in your scraps and notify me, then I'll take a look (that way I'll know of certain what you mean with straight line)
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
yea it's exactly like the link you showed me, would that work for that? ^^ sorry i'm brand new at mailing ^^'
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
never appologise for being new at something, or you're not going to learn anything ;)

if what's in the link is what you're looking for, then yes you can replicate that and make it.
the key to japanese maille is that you have two ring sizes, one big, and the other just a hair bigger than two wire diameters of the big ring (inner diameter) you can try it out and see for yourself. give it a whirl and see where you land, that's the way to learn maille
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:iconthegreattitanicchick:
Ah okay, thanks so much ^^
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:iconthelittleblueghost:
TheLittleBlueGhost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This is awesome!
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ thanks. it's a bit old though. probably around five years now.
I should bring out a new version, but stuff just keeps gaining on me >.<

anyway, glad you like it. Go give it a try if you fancy ^^
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:iconthelittleblueghost:
TheLittleBlueGhost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Yeah, stuff like that happens. Reality just has to come and get in the way, gosh! XD hehe!

Unfortunately I'm not so crafty. If I could manage to get the materials I might, but I don't know how well I'd do. ^^;
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
in that case, remember what you said in the page thread.
If you're going to try something new, give it your all ^^
the choice will always be yours, but it might be a way to get in touch with your inner crafter. then again you are a writer, going into crafts might upset the balance of things ;)
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:iconthelittleblueghost:
TheLittleBlueGhost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Hehe, we'll have to see about that, now won't we? :boogie:
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twilightbanana Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pretty good :) There's a typo in the Persian family section though - it says 'Full Presian Chain'
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^^
yeah, I was pointed to that before, sadly I no longer have the flashfile to edit this mistake.
Still thinking of making a new, expanded version.
But starting from square one with the available time I have isn't really happening right now ^^;
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CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I hope to implement some of these weaves when I'm done my current projects!
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it. I'd love to see other artists get inspired by my tutorial.I will await your awesome ;)
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:iconcheekystoat:
CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*Chuckles.* I will have a few new pieces to post in a few weeks. Just waiting for my next order of rings to arrive. I have a few projects on the go.
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah cool, I'll await that then ^^
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:iconmordrednevermore:
MordredNevermore Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
finally a HP3-1 tutorial that makes sense. Congrats. you've just helped me to figure the weave out :) much thanx for your hard work and help :D
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I´m glad you were able to understand. It is one of the more complicated ones, and most tutorials forget to mention there is a mirrored version.
^^ thank you for your input
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:icongrautkjaefth:
Grautkjaefth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for a very good tutorial :) now i can finally attempt to make a chainmaile :3
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are welcome and thank you for the fave and the compliment,
If you have any questions the tutorial did not answer, feel free to ask me ^^
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Grautkjaefth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
will do, but I think the tutorial answers all my questions for now ;)
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
okay then, well happy chainmaille-ing to you ^^
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:icongrautkjaefth:
Grautkjaefth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :D
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:iconstormyoak:
StormyOak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are having trouble with the half persian 3 in 1 you could try using different colored rings for the two rings joined thru the 1 at first and the closed ring you add in the next step. That helped me keep track at first, then I switched once the chain was more stable. Or you could not switch cause it looks pretty radical when its two colors. Thanks again for making this tutorial=)
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome ^^
yeah two toned rings do work pretty sweet, but as you may know I work with steel only. No colorful aluminum rings for me plz :D
What I do is string those first few rings on an end of yarn. That works wonders though I don't make persian chain as often as I used to.
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:iconstormyoak:
StormyOak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The yarn is a great idea too, I will try that next time! I was actually referring to the colored rubber rings, which could also lend stretch to a bracelet if a person didn't want to have to figure out a clasp for it. I very rarely use the aluminum rings, I find that they just don't feel right (too light, I think) and they tend to show wear more. Thanks for the advice about the yarn=)
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you´re welcome, advice is something I really enjoy sharing. It might not be your favorite, but it´s always worth a try.

Ah so you meant those rubber rings. Yeah I´ve seen nice things with them. Personally I don´t believe in rubber rings, but that´s just a personal viewpoint.
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SummerWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is really awesome! And helpful!
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^ thank you, and thanks for the fav.
Interested in picking up the art? ^^
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:iconsummerwolfspirit:
SummerWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome <3

And yeah,
It does look amazing C:
I'm really planning on trying to make a bracer out of chainmail based on this tutorial C:
Like you did with [link] C:
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
want my advice? start with a regulair bracelett, because chainmaille eats up a lot of time, and something as big as a full bracer can become a daunting task ;)
when the bracelett is done and you want more, you can expand it, but if you've had enough for a while, you still have something to wear.
Also should you have any question, feel free to ask ^^
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:iconsummerwolfspirit:
SummerWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm,
I'll try that!
First I'll have to go and get the materials =P
But I'll certainly try making a bracelet first if you recommend that C:
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you can look in your parent's shed for some wire, or head out to the local Gamma
(problem is that's all galvanised, which'll tarnish over time)
I know a couple of places where you can get stainless steel, but it won't be cheap >.<
and you can also strip grounding wire for copper ;)
(just some things I found out over time)
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SummerWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm,
I know some places here in town too.
Though I don't know if they have stainless steel...

I'll check and if they don't have it, I'll come to your page and ask you for those places =P

And I could always use Ebay as last resort, lol
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, yeah.
Well, good luck
(and there's also thequeenring.nl (importers from theringlord.com))
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:iconice-deathrunes:
ice-deathrunes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's awesome. the little voices are cool. good tutorial. better than a lot of others i've found. and you know, if you hadn't commented on my shirt start, i'd have never found it.
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I was playing with deforming my own voice. I now think it's somewhat childish.
There are a lot of good tutorials out there, but the best way is step by step is my belief.
(I guess that might be the reason why I stalk all new metalwork ;) )
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ice-deathrunes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
woot. i probably will try other tutorials, but damn! some of them are confusing as hell. bysantine is the bane of my chainmail existance!
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how come?
If done methodically, byzantine is easier than full persian chain.
Though I can see it being chaotic too.
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:iconice-deathrunes:
ice-deathrunes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
nah, i can't. i've tried. probably... methodically isn't my strong point
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah, well that's too bad. Then again I guess every artisan has something that they can't or won't do
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:iconice-deathrunes:
ice-deathrunes Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
well, have yet to succeed at doing i like to think. i'll get it eventually. maybe larger rings will help...
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm, depends on the rings you were using on your first attempt, byzantine can be done wit aspect ratio´s as low as 3. but bigger is better when you´re starting to get the hang of a weave ;)
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:iconmoniver:
Moniver Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Awesome tutorial, great idea.. thank you very much! :)
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please notify me if you post any chainmaille ^^
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SDragon029 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
hmm I just took another look at the tutorial and when I go into a category such as European I cannot see the different patterns all I see is a white background with no text but I can hover over to click on the links but that's about all I also do see the back button. So you might wanna take a look into that.
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm, it still works for me, could it be that you´ve got your pc secured to tightly?
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SDragon029 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
what version of flash player are you running? what do you mean secured too tightly?
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:iconunreal-hunter:
unreal-hunter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's just a theory. but i guess too high or too low a version might block it?
i don't know for sure. maybe try swiching from Internet explorer to firefox or vice versa? my Internet Explorer runs in like i made it, so i think it isn't the file itself
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SDragon029 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
well I'm using the latest version of firefox and I haven't tried it in explorer(the latest version) yet .
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