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Chainmaille Beer Stein by ChainedBeauty Chainmaille Beer Stein by ChainedBeauty
I'm a huge beer nerd, with grandiose ideas of opening my own brewery some day, and I wanted to find a way of incorporating my love of beer with my passion for chain. And here it is.

I've had this finished for a year or so now, but just got around to taking pictures of it. I've always been tinkering with it, but I finally decided to leave it as is, and am finally declaring it finished. I'm confident that I can improve upon the design should I decide to make a second one, but I like this one as it stands now.

This was the first chainmaille sculpture I did, well before the chainmaille treasure chest. I learned a lot from the project, and it really taught me to look at chainmaille in a bit of a different light. It went through three incarnations before I finally got a working idea of shape, and because of that, it took me more than a year to design and finally produce what you see here.

Its all galvanized steel, with rings ranging in all sizes and gauges. I used a lot of Captive Inverted Round and 6-in-1 European in the design. Its 100% chainmaille, including the inside of the handle, which is made of 3 rows of CIR wrapped with 6-in-1.

It weighs about 5lbs and stands 7.5 inches tall. Its a pretty unpractical way of holding a beverage, what with all the holes in it, but as a sculpture its pretty awesome. Plus a pint glass fits in it, so there's that.
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Given 2012-12-03
The suggester writes: Who wouldn't want to drink their beer from such a Chainmaille Beer Stein? by ~ChainedBeauty ( Suggested by Ilionej and Featured by maytel )
:iconjade-midnight:
jade-midnight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
My roommate bought the stein! I am totally gonna steal it! How much for you to make me one?
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did that one for $150.  I've been toying around with other design choices to make it easier and cheaper, but that's the price on that one.
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:iconblingfab:
Blingfab Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Love your chainmaille!
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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immortaldesigns Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Shuch skill!! Amazing work! :wow:
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Suki-Dono Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is amazing, bet it took a long time.
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IrnaCahayaMata Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you can make it with algorithm
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CatalystSpark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
Ya know, if you dipped it in glass you could actually use it to top it off. . .or some other food-safe coating.
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:iconwindthin:
Windthin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I imagine it would not be too difficult to insert a waterproof lining and actually use it.
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm thinking of making a second one, but this time model it around a cup of some type.
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:iconstenpett:
stenpett Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!

There is no other word to describe it...
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:iconkissakisan:
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :o
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:iconniysiechka:
Niysiechka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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drakken123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
not sure if I want for dice or alcohol.
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Iateyou2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Are you considering selling this?
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think so. Although I'd probably have to sell it for $500 to cover all the work I put into it.
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:iconbjarema:
Bjarema Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Where can you buy this?
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only have the one right now, but if you really want one, I can make a second one.
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Maple-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It comes in pints? I'm getting one. ^_^
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water-faries Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
does it hold liquid or is it decoration
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Girl-Of-Roses-Hanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The description says "what with all the holes", so no.
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water-faries Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
ah
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FerroMancer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
As someone who has been doing maille since 2001, please accept my most sincere respects to your talents and creativity.

Any general idea on the AR of the rings that you used? Or just the general size? They look homemade, looking at the butting.

If you're on Facebook, please feel free to visit our group there specifically for Maille - [link]
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ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I did all the rings myself. About 90% of the whole thing is made using 16g 5/16" or 18g 1/4", so most of them have an AR of 5.0 or so. The top ring is larger (9mm I think?) while bottom of the inside uses 16g 1/4" and 3/16" as well.

Thanks for the invite, I'll definitely check it out.
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ZabalasH Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Man, You are great!
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fabulous
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AVtechnician Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
absolutely awesome!
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RomanticFae Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing love it
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Strange-Mark Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;_; nooooooooooooe it can't hold any wahduh.

now that i got that out of my system, cool :D
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NetherStray Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stick a glass or plastic cup in it, problem solved. That would be one hell of a beer cozy. I imagine some sort of extra burly dwarf would use that.
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DarkLordZil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Agreed! :D
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XxDeadlyWhispersxX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Woah. Amazing!!
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:iconlyingbastard:
Lyingbastard Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
That's fantastic!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:ahoy: Just don't forget to put the pint in there when attempting to drink from it ;P
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FurBabyPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Okay that thing is badass. Seriously, I would want one just to put on my shelf.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
EFING AWESOME!!! *STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke
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MellodyDoll Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!
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:iconniysiechka:
Niysiechka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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AlmightyGingerOne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Manliest damn thing I've seen all day... just give in, you know you wanna knit yourself a pink fluffy bunny! But seriously though this is ridiculously amazing, great work.
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Freyasbraids Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Totally amazing, and functional too! Awesome work.
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A bit heavy but certainly a unique way to combine your two loves... nice work.
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wolvensong Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! I bet it is heavy! Congratulations on the DD
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Masked-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be an epic way to drink beer from.
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is awesome. I knew right when I saw this that it had to be made by you. The only person who'd be able to make this would be the person who made the treasure chest, right?
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ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Its super cool that you were able to tell that it was my piece when you saw it.
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:iconoasiaris:
oasiaris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! You have a pretty unique style (and set of skills).
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats cool. congrats on the dd! excellent work.
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:iconvarge:
Varge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
this puts my chainmail work to shame XD
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DeeJay-Alien Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
What a pity I can't fav comments...)))
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Varge Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
credit is given where credit is due. it's well earnt ^^
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