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Slave Leia chain

 
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Nomad Angie (Angie Rivera)



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Slave Leia chain Reply with quote

I'm planning to make a chain for my kit out of polymer clay and copper craft wire. I know it will be challenging but I want to better myself at this.

Ive looked some pictures of the original chain for reference, but I want to know if anyone has any suggestions. I'm rolling the clay in 3/8 inch diameter cylinders and planning to make the links 1 1/2- 1 3/4 inch diameter by using a measured cutting board I have.

I'll post pictures of the WIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to make some relatively accurate Slave Leia chain for my wife using wooden curtain rod grommets from somewhere like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I was able to just cut through the grommet and *carefully* pull it apart and link the next one to it. This means you would only have to cut every other link to create the chain.

I didn't find a link to the wooden ones we used, but something like this would probably work just as well:
http://www.draperysewingsupplies.com/product-p/gp15-fslash-c8-fslash-z.htm

Once the basic chain was created from the grommets, I then wrapped a thin copper wire in the N, S, E, W positions and glued into place. Of course, before putting the wire on I first painted the wooden grommets the requisite silver color and then coated with a clear topcoat.

The finished product looks really great, and we are constantly receiving questions about where we got the chain because it looks so screen- accurate. Hope this info was helpful to you!
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