This is a variation of Blue Buddha Boutique's tutorial, in AA and rubber. Usually, the rings connecting the barrels are the same size as the rings in the barrels. Because I wanted 3 complete sections of rainbow, I made the connectors smaller.
My first attempt at dragonscale, in copper and anodized aluminum. Supplies and tutorial were from Blue Buddha Boutique. I took this photo after I'd worn it at least 100 times. I don't think it's faded at all.