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Chain mail cross inlay

Found a scan of an inlay of a celtic cross I’d created to add to my chainmail shirt and thought I’d share a picture of it to share.
Cross inlay

I still need to make a few hours to weave it into my shirt. This was created using 14ga brass rings to outline the black rings, these were created from 14ga galvanized steel rings painted with high temp grill paint, so far with the amount of handling it has received the painting has stood up very well. My daughter has enjoyed showing off my work at school for a teacher who does a semester on the Dark Ages (Jr. High) and even after she has long since moved on the teacher requests samples of my work each year for demonstrations for her current class.

She gets a kick out of having a dad who’s a total redneck, rides a 30 year old Goldwing in spring and summer, but generally is a shirt and tie to work as a network engineer, but still makes time to learn and do strange things like creating chainmaille. Go figure. Though my plans to build a forge out back sort of got nixed by Angel as going a bit too far, I wanted to try my hand at learning how to forge my own swords and plate mail armor. For now I’ll settle for those I’ve collected thus far. But still on the lookout for a full suit of plate mail just for fun.