dinsdag 15 december 2015

Scalemail tutorial

Hi there!

Recently I got lots of questions about how I made my scalemail haltertop. I wanted to make a new one with bigger scales, so I decided this is the right time to make a tutorial about it!

What do we need?

  • Scales, mine are from thequeenring.com
  • Rings, also from the thequeenring.com
  • 2 Pliers
  • Thread to hold your scales in place

I always start with making a knot on one scale, this is so I can easily find the beginning.
Next you have to add one scale on both sides. Open one ring and put one scale through it. Make sure all the scales are facing you with the back (concave side).
Now you have a beginning!

What you have to do now is adding 3 scales, one on the left, one in the middle and one on the right.
I always keep in mind that the fourth row needs 4 scales and the fifth row needs 5 scales and so on. That way I can easily see if I made a mistake.

If you don't want to make triangular pieces this step is important for you.

Start with a normal row, let's say you make a row with 7 scales, like in my picture.

Now you have to add a row with 6 scales. Don't start on the far ends you would do for the triangular pieces, but start at the second scale. If you've finished the row it would look like this.

Now you have to make a row with 7 scales again and after that 6 scales again and repeat this until you are satisfied.

Now you know how to make scalemail, congratulations!