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Chainmaille Treasure Chest by ChainedBeauty Chainmaille Treasure Chest by ChainedBeauty
A working treasure chest, made out of chainmaille!

This piece took about three months worth of time to design and make, and went through many incarnations before it became what you see here.

About 4" tall, 5 1/2" long, and 2 1/2" deep, its a good size for holding all kinds of tiny treasures.

Mostly brass wire, with some copper worked in the lid, ranging from 16g 5/16" to 20g 3/16", using Captive Inverted Round and Dragonscale weaves, both modified slightly to fit where necessary.

This one was an incredibly late Christmas gift, but I intend that I'll be making another one soon.

Here's the detail pictures: [link]

*EDIT*
WOW A Daily Deviation! Thank you so much to everyone that commented, or favorited my piece! It means so much to me!

I also put this on my etsy page as a Made-to-Order piece, if you really, really want one, you should stop by: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-12
:iconnikitasaurus:
nikitasaurus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are phenomenal! What dedication to your craft, midear. I'm very impressed, and wish I had your kind of patience. Nice work! (I love love love your beer stein, too. XD )
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:iconxanthium212002:
xanthium212002 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW great idea i just started with chainmaille and can only imagine what it took to make a chest.
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional
just incredible :D
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:icontigerhair7:
tigerhair7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Awesome :)
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:iconjennifermulkerrin:
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
so darn beautiful!!
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmarsvar:
marsvar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is amazing!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I love it! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:iconskezzcrom:
skezzcrom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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:iconbarbsdesigns:
Barbsdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
kool
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:iconstopthattimerave:
stopthattimerave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*whistles* That must've been a PAIN to make...O.o
It's beautiful, though!! :D
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:iconattitudesbycyn:
attitudesbycyn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so cool
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:iconreygarfaust:
ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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:icon79au:
79Au Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Amazing. What an awesome idea !
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:iconshadow-okami:
Shadow-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How the hell does this work OwO lol
Joking aside, this is really, really awesome. O.o I also love the little knickknacks inside. xD I always love this kind of stuff, hits me with nostalgia and love in one xD
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:iconmysterykids:
Mysterykids Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!!! I really love it
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:iconspider123357:
spider123357 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Writer
i know its not worth it to spend three months on a deviation just for a very nice but very nice ~<3
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:icontempercaharin:
tempercaharin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
If it takes three months for a deviation to mature, it takes three months. Maybe your art isn't worth three months, but this artist did amazing.
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:icondietahserve:
DieTahServe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SOO LEGIT!!!!
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:iconjennovazombie:
jennovazombie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, that is really cool!
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:iconinthestarrynightsky:
InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
A lovely piece. Wonderful job.
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is absolutely freakin' incredible! Wow!
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
looks great
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:iconkossori-monoceros:
Kossori-Monoceros Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Want want want! Would you sell to the public?
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do! I have an etsy page: [link] I don't have another chest on there right now, but I'll probably have something like it up at some point.

I am available to do commissioned pieces as well.
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:iconsirx16:
sirx16 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Savvy!
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:iconyosofine:
yosofine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good! I can see the work you put into it and realize you did a LOT of work. It looks great, and whoever got it for a gift better love you a lot for making such a wonderful thing.
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:iconangelbaby88:
angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
that is awesome!
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:iconlilacwire:
lilacwire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I'm so glad to see this was made into a daily deviation. You're so talented!!
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece!
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:iconraineve:
Raineve Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa! Incredible but Beautiful!
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:iconredeyekado666:
redeyekado666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
You just blew my damn mind, and I've been doing chain maille for six years now. That's VERY impressive work, and it's very well done. Gets me thinking that macro version of this should be made, about the regular size of a treasure chest!
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would be incredibly ridiculous. If I had the room, I'd probably entertain the though of doing that.
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:iconeclipsisstudios:
EclipsisStudios Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
! How in the world did you make chain mail rigid like that?!!? Is it very sturdy?
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is. The weave used in the majority of it is called Captive Inverted Round, which can be tough as nails if done with the proper aspect ratios.
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:iconeclipsisstudios:
EclipsisStudios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Ah, now that I look at it a second time I think I can understand how the construction works to make it rigid. What are the size of the jump rings? I would probably understand best by comparing to actual objects. I never did learn size names or anything.
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The rings I used for it are 5/16" inner diameter, 16 gauge wire.
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:iconeclipsisstudios:
EclipsisStudios Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Ah, ok. =3
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:icondororoxpenana:
DororoXPenana Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Simply stunning and beautiful :love:~!!!! so much detail and patience put into it!!
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:iconcherrisummer:
CherriSummer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, must of took forever.
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Three months, start to finish. Now that I know what I'm doing, it wouldn't take nearly as long.
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:iconcherrisummer:
CherriSummer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! that's amazing! ^^ Three month...that's a long time!
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:iconkeyanadrake:
keyanadrake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Writer
That is so cool!
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Is it heavy? :P
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:iconchainedbeauty:
ChainedBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not terribly, about 2 pounds. Its brass, which isn't too heavy.
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:iconuszatyarbuz:
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, I see, that's not that bad :D Really nice and original work :)
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That looks very nice and impressive. :D
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
this is super cool!
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:iconxirene:
Xirene Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! And congrats on the DD!
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:iconcleoney:
Cleoney Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
:love: :omg:
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