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How to get started making your own Chainmail.

How to get started making your own Chainmail.

Many chainmail origin stories begin with a roll of galvanized fence wire from a local home improvement store.  Some start with cheap jump rings from a fabric store.   Others with a thousand soda can tabs and a pinterest idea.
While there's nothing wrong with starting this way its my personal belief that in order to excel at chainmail you can't stay there.  This hobby has a great foundation that makes it easy to transition from a beginner to a full time ring-weaving machine in a short period of time if you have a few tips getting started.

That's Not Real Chainmail!

That's Not Real Chainmail!

Over the course of my 20+ endeavor into chainmail I've never heard this phrase "That's not real chainmail," as often as I have recently when I star...

Pricing Chainmaille Products

Pricing Chainmaille Products

So now I'm stuck with a "cheap competition, prices too low to turn a profit to make the effort worth it, prices are already high no one would pay that much for X item made from chainmail" mindset.  I wanted to quit.  

So You Want To Make A Chainmail Shirt

So You Want To Make A Chainmail Shirt

Don't.

I get it.  You grew up reading fantasy novels or fighting orcs in your dreams and just learned that there are people out there making chainmail shirts and you want in on the fun.  Believe me no one wants you to make a chainmail shirt more than me.  So why am I discouraging you from making one?