Your project is just beautiful. I've been doing chain mail for 6 years now and it fascinates me as much today as when I first started. Scott David Plumlee's books are wonderful and I have them all. Plus there are many other books out there that are just as good. Also, if you go to youtube and type in chain mail there are many, many videos that are super at showing shortcuts. I learn something new every time I go to that site.