While at Gen Con this year, I took a workshop on how to make scale mail bracers. It was a great workshop and this was my finished project:
The only problem is, tying up the bracer is really difficult solo. I wanted something with scales, but that was easy to put on and that when I found plans for knitted scale mail bracers.
I learned to knit, just so I could make a pair and here's how my first glove turned out:
It's a little too loose for my liking, so I'll need to make a version 2.0. :)
Speaking of workshops at Gen Con, I also learned how to weave chainmail. I went through a spree where I was an addict at making chainmail dice bags. I now have more than I need. Here's a few that I've made: