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Offline Gwen

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Plastic [chain]mail or rings for same
« on: September 18, 2010, 10:09:32 AM »
Hi all-

I would like to offer mail making as a kid's activity at our event next month. I thought it would be fun to use large plastic rings, so the young kids could weave a piece in a short amount of time without tools.  Unfortunately, I can't find any sort of plastic ring which is suitable for this purpose.  :(

We have looked at Roman shade rings (too brittle), split rings (too expensive), and O washers (too flimsy). We've spoken to the Ring Lord, and they don't have anything flexible enough to be shaped by hand.

I'm posting in the hope that someone has either done this before, or has made a fantasy costume incorporating lightweight, large ring mail and can suggest a source of rings.  The event is coming up quickly and I would hate to have to cancel this activity for lack of materials.

Any help appreciated!!


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