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Beading Boards & Displays
Tree Earring Kits
Chain Maille Kits
New Stuff, Close-Outs
& Chain Maille
18g. Regular Colors
18 g. Silvery Colors
20g. Regular Colors
20g. Silvery Colors
Rubber "O" Rings
New Stuff, Close-Outs
measurements refer to Outside Diameter, O.D.)
For this weave, I used 20 gauge 5mm and 7mm
rings. They seemed to work perfectly. I think you
could also use the 6mm and 8mm rings, but I haven't
tried those yet. This is also a very dense weave and
it does take quite a few rings. I use the pre-closed
small ring method. It goes faster if you close a bunch
of small rings and open a bunch of large rings, so
they are all ready to go.
This pattern with also work with 20g. 5mm and 18g, 8mm
or try it with 20g 6mm and 18g.8mm
Step 1. Make a chain like the one
shown above in the desired width.
Step 2. Now make another chain,
starting with a small ring that is one large ring
shorter than your first chain. End with a small
ring. The bottom chain is the first chain and the top
chain is this step.
Step 3. Lay the second chain on top
of the first, so that the large rings lay over the
Step 4. To add the next row. Pass a
large ring through the 2nd small ring and around the
first small ring, add 1 small ring.
Step 5. Pass a large ring through
the fourth small ring and back through the second
small ring and the small ring you just added. Add a
To finish the row, add rings like
you did in step 5. When you add your last large ring,
you will only pass through the 2 small rings to the
left of it, and don't add any small rings.
Step 6. For the next row, pass a
large ring through the first and third small ring, add
2 small rings.
To finish the row, pass a large ring
through the third small ring and the small ring you
just added. Add a small ring and pass through the
fifth small ring. Continue to the end of the row.
Just keep repeating steps 5 and 6
until you have the desired length. If you get
confused, check out www.mailleartisans.org.
There are a couple of tutorials there that might help
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