The weaves will be covered in the construction page.
I started making this as a joke. I found it's a great way to develop technique. Some of the transitions between fabrics I like, and some I don't. I guess I should cover my legal arse. I am not affalliated with the beanie baby twits. They were simply what I had to use (by gift...I would never spend any money on them.) One good thing about them is their uniformity in size, so I can make gifts for people who are in the craze. $5000 for a stuffed animal, which is smaller than an elephant is too much.
All wire in here is 17 Gauge.
This is for my cousin. This is my most recent small armor, I'm making a full sized version of this.
The Shoulders - kings mail - 1/4" ID
Upper Torso - European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID
Lower Torso - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID
Sides - Oriental 6 in 1 w/ horizontal doubled - 1/4" ID
Brass for neck
Another for my cousin. Brass in bottom center.
Center - kings mail - 1/4" ID
shoulders/far edges - european 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID
Sides - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID
The first minishirt and coif I made. The second I made.
Shirt All except the 'V' at the neck - European 4 in 1 - 1/4" ID
All European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID 'V' in neck - Oriental 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID
Center strip - European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID
All of the rest except jaw area - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID
Jaw Area - Oriental 6 in 1 variation - 3/16" ID
This is the third I made.
Alternating rows of Oriental 6 in 1 and European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID