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By Karen Karon

Realize the final word technique-based advisor for one of many best tendencies in jewellery making - chain maille.

In Chain Maille jewellery Workshop you will discover a number of weaving options for making ultra-modern most well liked chain maille weaves - from uncomplicated chains to beaded wonders to difficult Dragonscale.Jewelry artist and writer Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step by step directions with colour illustrations that convey precisely the place to put the following bounce ring. you will additionally get a radical yet versatile method of suggestions that end up weaving may be performed in a mess of the way and demonstrations on “speed weaving,” that is perfect for giant tasks. Designs steadily elevate in complexity, so each jewellery maker - newbie and seasoned - will locate suggestion and initiatives that suites their ability level.

What's extra to like? each bankruptcy presents a special jewellery undertaking and a plethora of layout recommendation, visible thought, shortcuts, counsel, and tips, in addition to information for attaching clasps and findings. Chain Maille jewellery Workshop is your perfect source for innovation and originality in chain maille jewellery making.

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But don’t let this intimidate you! My instructions and step-by-step illustrations show you how to recognize the sweet spot in this weave and how to orient your chain, making it easy to construct. 0 mm 18 ⁄ 16" 12 – – 3 note: I recommend beginning this chain on a starting aid. Spiral Weaves | Jens Pind Linkage 53 Prepare Jump Rings 1. Close 1 jump ring and open the rest. Thread the closed jump ring onto a starting aid. 4. Start the Weave The key to proper orientation is to establish the correct direction of your twist by rotating the first 3 jump rings in the weave.

Refer to the chart for recommended Double-Spiral jump-ring sizes. 0 mm 26 ⁄ 16 " 16 ⁄ 32 " 26 Aluminum (SWG) 52 18-GAUGE inner diameter CHAIN MAILLE JEWELRY WORKSHOP 5 7 Jens Pind Linkage Jens Pind Linkage is another 4-in-1 weave in the Spiral Weave family and, because of its tight aspect ratio, forms a spiral that will hold its shape. The Jens Pind Linkage is generally considered to be somewhat difficult to master; I used up a lot of jump rings trying to work out the details of this weave. But don’t let this intimidate you!

Jump rings are linked in pairs, and intricate detail is achieved through a simple folding technique. Beginners, this one’s for you! The Byzantine weave is extremely versatile. The chain is quite beautiful on its own and can be easily broken down into smaller symmetrical segments and connected in a variety of ways, making it possible to design all types of jewelry: earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, such as the Byzantine Evil-Eye Bracelet on page 46. The open spaces in the weave are perfect spots for attaching beads and charms, providing endless embellishment opportunities.

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