Someone I used to know takes an active role in the Kindom of Caid in the SCA
Some people in the SCA have what's called a "device":
A device, is a form of badge to individuals. The only ones allowed to have a coat of arms are Knights, Traditionally speaking The rest of us are SOL, so we have something called a Device. Same as a coat of arms, but without the requirement of being a knight. It's how we identify our stuff without putting our names on everything. A household or fighting unit will have one as well. Makes it easier to identify them in a melee or war situation
Here's her device:
Give or take, it started off life as something between a Leopard
Sejant and a Bastet:
Here's my first attempt at a pattern from it:
Which I used to create this [my webcam completely sucks],
After joining them and putting the top and side borders on [second
one for scale there]:
For the curious, the pattern is actually handed, and from the back
looks thusly [note the join between the two halves, the ouline of the
tail, and the tongue]:
I'm not entirely certain [I kinda lost track], but I think it took about 45-60 hours work [probably would have been MUCH less had I not been watching many many movies at the same time].
There are 3442 links in it, and I got 914 links out of the first 50 feet, which by my count comes to very slightly under two thirds of an inch per link. The wire was wrapped around a 4mm knitting needle to form it, so it's inside circumference will be a little over half an inch [0.496, but then there's some springyness associated, so it becomes a little bigger when you let it go].
According to google, all those numbers come to a figure of about 188 feet of metal in total.
It's all 18-gauge [American units] stuff [Aluminium and Copper]
PS. Some other stuff I've done with chainmaille includes some toys
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