Chainmaille Bag

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I rarely make anything just for me. So this week I decided that my project would be just that. Over a thousand rings woven together using European 4 in 1 make up this small bag. It measures approximately (closed) 2.5 inches high and 1.5 inches wide. The dangling embellishment is a modified shaggy loops with star shaped bead spacers added to it. I created a series of triangle flaps at the top to make the drawstring closure work properly. The closure is a satin cord run through a series of guide rings. A star shaped bead spacer, just too small for the cord, acts as the latch to keep it all closed up. It works fantastically well. The rings are 20g 1/8" ID rings. I am now however, out of rings. So next week's project will likely be beads. I am able to keep a full set of standard size role playing dice inside. I plan to try this design again in a slightly larger ring. It will make the bag a little larger and will also make weaving the bottom easier. This was very labor intensive. When I perfect my design with a larger ring I hope to offer them for sale. Click the images for giant versions.


Kiwi Ellen said...

Oh my Crystal, this is delightful! I bet it gets compliments whenever you wear it & I am sure that when you offer them for sale you will be swamped with orders!!

Crystal said...

Thanks so much for the vote of confidence! I really can't wait to make another one. I just need to get supplies first!