For the Blue Outfit I wanted to do a halter top design because I wanted to make something different. I made this as a single piece, so the entire outfit was made in stages instead of all at once. Because of the separate processes, the design changed as more pieces were added on. I wanted a skirt that would fit the overall look. Eventually, I came up with a Roman style skirt with a 6 in 1 belt. The pauldrons finish the outfit.
The Red Outfit
This outfit was Inspired by the triangle shape. I wanted to Incorporate the triangle and v shapes throughout the entire outfit. The weave I picked is Half Persian because it lays flat and it looks good as a two tone design. The belt is GSG because the Half Persian was too thin of a weave to show well.
This Red Outfit took me 2 weeks to make and took thousands of small scales and hundreds of large scales.
Fluted Tasset and Pauldron with 6 in 1 belt
I enjoy making chainmail and I’m well known for my chainmail work, however, I have a degree in metalsmithing and know many sheet metal techniques. I wanted to make some accessories that showcase some of my plate work.
Silver Top with Wrap
This was the first outfit design I made using scale mail. The reason for making this outfit was, while I was doing art festivals people kept joking that I should make a bikini. Since I was going to take the time to make one and it being a show piece in my booth, I wanted to also show off my talent as an artist. I added spiral chains, a scale mail necklace, and circle details to the outfit. In the end, this outfit became more than just a standard Bikini top. It remains one of the most popular of my designs.
Single Shoulder Top with skirt
The single shoulder outfit was specifically made for a fashion show. For the show I wanted to do something to highlight the beauty of the scale mail and have a modern look.