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.