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Chainlink Bikini top by NikidaEve Chainlink Bikini top by NikidaEve
This image is of a chainmaille bikini top made by me.
duration of crafting: 4 days
material: 3/8' galvanized steel links handcrafted by me, with chains and swavorski acccents in the earth tones of brown

[EDIT:] SOLD: this item was sold as an art trade for partial payment and the remainder was paid via PayPal per request. :iconaryiea: made these gorgeous earrings by custom request


I do not often complete traded but when the work is well done and I am interested in the works, I am willing to negotiate and barter with commissions. This is my first real big trade.

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Given 2013-08-26
:iconphoto-king:
Photo-King Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!
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:iconbodycom:
BodyCom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image... mythical ;)
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! I can't wait to make more styles like this for clients.
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Utopia-Armoury Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't get over how gorgeous this is. For reals.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! I really do want to make another and be able to use the accents like these but make a better top....if that makes sense! If I ever venture to the east side of the state I'd love to pick your brain. Hoop skirts are something I always loved let alone seeing the possibilities for chainmaille ones! It's quite the compliment your comment is with your skills
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Aryiea Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Wow that's gorgeous! I wish I had one xD
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do make these and this one is available for sale as well. !im surprised you haven't made on missy with your crafty skills!
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:iconaryiea:
Aryiea Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Haha! I do know the VERY basics of chainmail but it's so tedious and I'd have no idea on the pattern xD 
Out of curiosity, how much is this one? I doubt I can afford it but its worth asking!
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Elabrue Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
What abt a lower section piece you make one of those yet?
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:iconnitkaag:
NitkaAG Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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InifiniySociety89 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that it's amazing... But I can't help to ask out of curiosity, is it heavy to wear? ^^;
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's heavy in comparison to fabric. It's not that heavy though. I wish I had a scale :/
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zaboo17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wow, very beautiful craftsmanship.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ty!
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smokeymcdaniel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's the one kind of use for chain link I hadn't seen yet. I never would have thought.
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:iconcskadoz:
cskadoz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   General Artist
awesome!
does it pinch?
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faeriefun21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013

Is this for sale?

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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would be willing to sell this exact one or make one to specifications
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:iconfaeriefun21:
faeriefun21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013

can you give me a ballpark price?

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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
$75 for all silver. I responded on etsy so if you don't mind conversing some I can work with you on prices and fitting and style
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Brokn1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is nicely done.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I put alot of pride into my pieces
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Ekxanh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
good job, but I don't like the fingers
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:iconredshift000:
Redshift000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We must protect our most important assets, of course xD haha
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That we must!
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willsonlau Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
coll!
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imagineairy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Echo!  Remarkable work!  Delightful model, too.  Bet it's hard to get through airport security, though!  Well worth a *ahem* thorough search!

Do you craft your own rings?  I've read about a technique where you coil wire stock around a dowel, then cut along one side to render several dozen open rings at a time.  Never tried it though.  Do you simply close the rings with a butt joint, or seal them closed somehow?  Just curious.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had to go through a metal detector once for a tattoo convention out in California. Needless to say they were a little confused when I said I couldn't take off the metal. I had a tank on over for a little while so I had to go through that once surprisingly!

And I do the dowel method and handcut my rings. I need a dremel to do it faster but instead if just cutting dozens by hand, I do hundreds to thousands. And I close them in tight with pliers. I keep it simple. The way my side cutters complete the cut leave the ring with an angle cut instead of a totally flat one saw cuts provide, so they overlap and close in tighter and stay snug so it doesn't burr As much and the rings don't scratch
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imagineairy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Incredible!  I'm impressed!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It kills me to see people rush their works. I put alot in my works because I want the full potential of a project and be able to see the areas that I need to improve upon
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Lrdfaelan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Nice.  If you ever make armor you might want to rotate the lines 90 degrees.   Is this lined or unlined?

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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It has one line going from center cup to tip of the cup . It doesn't cut always through the piece
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:icon62nh:
62nh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
You look beautiful in the chain mail, I love it.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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:iconzesler:
zesler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice and well done.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ty!
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princessFirefly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
its cute!
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MastaDaras Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sexy, but honestly i can't help but think how cold that thing must be. I bet i would look super sexies in it likes you. :3
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It can be cold, but it can get hot too xD
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MastaDaras Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
damn right it does!
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jimmy-blanchar002 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeus!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^_^
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh...  If the looks don't kill him, the sword definitely will....   ;-)
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kevinzabbo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
If I had the body to wear such things!
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AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice!
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Thekishinvsdeath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Artist
Me:sees hair before anything else THE HAIR IS WONDERFUL~!!! sees chainlink bikini top DOW MAH GURD HLJGTFHGTF


really,good craftsmanship 
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh yeah my hair was pink and blue at the time. And thank you! It took quite awhile to craft but I was so happy to see it finished and featured
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Thekishinvsdeath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Artist
I just wish i could craft like that XD
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