I saw Cheez's comment about chainmail, and I did some googling.
I'll just leave this here
Yup, a truly amazing piece by an amazing chainmailler, check out his gallery on his MAIL profile: David Austin
If I remember right, he's Canadian too...I think they're hording all the artistic water.
This is also part of his gallery which I find the most mind boggling:
His chainmaille has a freaking ZIPPER on it!!!
And check out the back...
The patterning and preparation it had to of taken to do this makes my brain hurt.