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Picture of Chain Mail Hand Flowers
Girls, need to add some flare to your Renaissance Festival costumes? Hand Flowers are  interesting and very versatile and will give your costume fantastic character. They are easy to make and inexpensive and can be whatever colors you choose. In staying with the Reniassance theme I chose colors that frequently show up in the era. Gold, mankind's all time favorite, and a richly blue.

Step 1: What You Will Need

Picture of What You Will Need

IMPORTANT: To avoid mathematical confusion, this list is only for making one hand flower. If you wish to make two then double the materials and repeat the instructable.

  • 60 blue 10mm aluminum jump rings*
  • 42 gold 10mm aluminum jump rings*
  • At least 6 small jump rings
  • Lengths of matching chain
  • Pliers for the small jumprings
  • Cutters for the chain

*ring count will vary with the size of your hand flower so be sure to have extra in case you need to largen it for a proper fit.

 
This is really pretty and I love the look of it just connected to itself to clasp it! I can only imagine how frustrated it would make me trying to put it on :) Is there a certain place you like to buy your jump rings?
Shadow Ranger (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
I bought these particular rings at Joann's fabrics in Georgia. They're Darice brandname. I don't have a certain place I just shop around and see if I find anything I like.
I made these for my friend because she wanted something different to wear to the Renaissance Festival. I had already made a rather heavy chain mail shirt for myself and she wanted to match my audacious aura and yet still be girly. These seemed to be a great sollution.
Really you can use the general knowledge taught in this instructable (and on the net) to make whatever design you want. Be creative; that's what instructables is all about! :D
Cool, cool. I wasn't sure if there were only specific ones you liked to use or just whatever :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!