Ok, So what happens when you take one of these:
....infact, you take 1416 of these, and add 2842 Jump rings
An MANY hours of hand work.....
This was a very labor intensive project, which I doubt Ill ever do again, mainly because of the time factor. It was a challenge, but rewarding in the end. It is made using 1416 tabs, and 2832 jump rings to hold it together.... all hand woven. It is lined with 2 layers of leather- silver leather under the rings, and red embossed leather in the lining.
It is very light weight surprisingly. The aluminum shell weighs next to nothing.
Definitely a labor of love, but worth it in the end I think.I also made the handles/ chain, using, once again, jump rings and "box chain" weaving technique.