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Japanese 12-in-2 Belt by Zeroignite Japanese 12-in-2 Belt by Zeroignite
Just finished my biggest project to date, a Japanese 12-in-2 belt! Total ring count ended up just under 1.8k, with 10 hours clocked in. Tumble polishing the aluminum band in stainless steel shot left the rings ridiculously white and shiny!

My hands, arms, and back may be a tad sore.
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CatalystSpark Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
Very nice. I still wanna make a big-ol' helm chain belt. I LOVE that weave style! The Jap 12-2 looks really nice though, most certainly stands out more than the normal Euro 4-1.
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^____^
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Lady-Xythis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Awesome. Nice work!
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D thanks!
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ArcMoonblade Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Freakin' awesome. Well done!
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whooo, thanks!
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DarckRaven Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's bloody awesome O.O
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I most definitely agree! Thanks!
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Delinlea Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I agree :)
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Szyszuniec Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice work ;) I like it.
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I'm so pleased that it came out well. Most maille belts I've seen use E4-1 or E6-1. While that may have been faster, I think my approach looks far more fabulous :)
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Szyszuniec Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like to combine different weaves - you can see it on my profile. But I agree, that J12-2 belt looks good, when it's so stiff. The obnly thing I would replace is buckle - better to do one by yourself ;)
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, the buckle is a little funky. I'd replace it if I could deal with a narrower one or get sufficiently thick stainless wire.
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Szyszuniec Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can always twist multiple pieces of wire.
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a good point! I need to learn some nice forging skills.
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Szyszuniec Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No forging really needed. Just stick ends of two pieces of wire in vise and another two ends into drill - then do magic xP And remember - more twists are always better than less.
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fictionalheart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) glad you like it.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Wow :omg: It must have been a neverending work.. and still you were lucky that the lady is so slim :XD: I admire your patience; it looks really wonderful :clap:
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hee, I just put some tv or podcasts on in the background and did it in chunks. Also, that lady is me :) This belt is a strictly personal project.
Thanks!
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Then congratulations to such a slender waist and again to the great personal belt ;)
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay!
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Civyx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome work
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Zeroignite Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The time was well worth it.
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