InstructionsThis project could be applied to any flag; I live in Colorado. :)
The outer link of a single-speed bike chain measures 7/8" x 3/8".
Using a bike chain tool, disassemble the correct amount of painted bike chain links for your flag. Only the outer links will work, you'll see why when you take the chain apart.
Paint/stain/what-have-you the wood.
(I draw ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Outdoorsy, Hipster, Whimsical, Casual
Factory Painted Bicycle Chain Painted Bottle Cap 5"x7" Wood Plaque Paint Resin Glue
What was your inspiration?
I'm always looking at what other people are creating, and I saw a screenprinted shirt with a stylized American flag with the stripes printed like bike chain. While the design itself was not possible to make from real bike chain, it made me think. The first flag I made was actually of CO.
What are you most proud of?
I'm proud of the way I made it all come together. There was a lot of trial and error, and I'm still working out the kinks. Each piece is OOAK simply because I keep experimenting.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a very tedious and time consuming project. The most important thing is to follow the directions on your resin! I cannot tell you how many of these I ruined at that stage...