hey, yeah but I couldn't help myself the stainless was pretty obvious, but I have never used GSG before. I do however have a great deal of experience making persian 3-1 hex weave, (sheat) and it looks exactly the same. there might be one place where it goes underneath in stead of over, but I'd have to get that piece out to check.
the braiding is a nice touch, though I don't know the difference between sewing thread and embroidery thread, as I have used both to do both.
indeed, and that is the truthfull beauty of chainmaille, it's a crude form that leaves many opportunities to be creative. to me it's that crude-ness that i find attractive. to others it may be the ability to combine it with other crafts. I know for a fact it works very well with leather.