Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Animals of Chain

I've spoke of the works of Jareth Valentine before. How he makes chainmaile. Well, recently he's been knitting those chains into something very interesting and highly unique. He's been making plushies. Out of chainmaile.

Interesting, eh? I don't know of anyone making such creations. Well, a quick and dirty web search found me a couple of chainmaile teddy bears. And a lot of bears wearing chainmaile armor.

These critters are surprisingly soft and cuddly. Made from aluminum links, and stuffed with standard poly-fill, the end result is huggable, yet durable.

They are limited editions, as well. Mr. Valentine has sworn to never produce two of the same animal, so if there is one you want, I suggest contacting him soon. So far, he has only produced the Cat, the Rabbit, the Frog, and the Snake. A Wolf has been commission already. His email is Or you can email me, and I can relay orders.

As you can see from the pictures a variety of colors are available, as well as the bright aluminum. He can also produce these in a limited range of other metals. These include brass, bronze, copper, steel, and titanium.

And yes, the snake has a rattler. I understand it's crafted from polymer clay.