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Back of scale strips by DracoLoricatus Back of scale strips by DracoLoricatus
I've had a couple people ask questions, so here's a shot of the backs of my scale bracelets.

It's the same weave used for a sheet of scales: Japanese 4-in-1, hung diagonally. I just worked out a way of putting a nice edge on it. It was only recently pointed out to me that the way I finish the edge is different from the way it's shown on The Ring Lord's website (the manufacturer of the scales). I tried their way, and it turns out that this way keeps the scales in line better, though it does pull the scales inwards more (which for me is neither here nor there). Basically, their way makes a chain where all the scales are hanging nicely in line with the line of the chain, but it has a tendency to fold into weird kinks; my way pulls the outer scales so they tilt inwards a bit, but keeps the chain really stable.

Anyway, I don't really think I've seen other people making scale chains quite like this, so here you go.

Oh, also you get to see how I finish the chain on the clasp end. that took a reasonable amount of fiddling around and working.

At left is 3-wide, at right is 2-wide.
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Sekhmet-SCII Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
THANK YOU!
It's surprisingly hard to find photos of this. Now I can finish my scale mail project!
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DracoLoricatus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad to hear that it helped!
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zoeycat12 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
i ve been trying to figure this stuff out maybe this way will make it work ..... thanks
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Tezcatlipoca29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thank you. Finding good information on scale is difficult, and good visual examples even more so.
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