Vertical : http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/10x Horizontal :
I am aware of what chain mail looks like, so these links do not
demonstrate the issue at hand.
I was demonstrating the way mail bunches depending on how you hang
it. Maybe not for your benefit, but other people read the posts, and
if we get them thinking too, it’s all good
Here is a simple example of a choker, with links that are the same
Precisely, and look how badly it lays! The inner edge looks
terrible, and I'm sure is not what the original poster intended,
hence her question about straight mail not lying straight on the
neck. That image just demonstrates the problem she's having.
That was a bad example, I was going for a simple examples to try to
show that it can be done. It was a quick trawl around the net.
Another simple example, but hopefully better looking
Still trying to keep it simple, here are a few more examples :-
The last two are good examples in that they show you what can be
done with the same sized link.
These sit flat for two reasons, the links are fairly open, and
they’re tailored to the wearer. Tailoring is more important, in that
you can fit and contour tight links. Mail is a fabric and can in
effect be treated as such.
I am with the poster today, who has the same opinion I do, ie that
you need to graduate your link sizes for that particular
application. I imagine it would look far more elegant than either
straight 4 in 1 mail chain, or using fewer links towards the neck
edge - but we're all different.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like the graduated link, but you can
achieve a lot with a standard sized link (and hopefully the examples
from the Maille Market help with my point). Tailoring makes all the
Aside from all of the above, personally my favorite mail is theta
Regards Charles A.