Sizer & Other Tools
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.)
The sample below shows
both sides of this chain maille. The rings that work the best are
my 20 gauge 5mm with 7mm.
Step 1. Begin by adding 2 5mm rings
to a 7mm ring. When I started this weave I found it
easier to add each ring one at a time. But as I got
going, I closed some of the 5mm rings and added
them to the 7mm rings and the center 5mm rings. If you
find that your rings aren't laying correctly, before
you add the next ring(s), you can flip the 7mm rings
and/or the center 5mm rings, to get them to lay
Step 2. Now add a 5mm ring to the 2
5mm rings. In the sample above these are all done in
black, but for the instructions this one is in silver
so you can see the ring path better.
Step 3. Now you're going to add 2 more
5mm rings. Make sure you take note of how these rings
lay, otherwise the weave won't work right. They form a
little "cup" when completed.
Step 4. Take a 7mm ring and pass
through the 2 5mm rings as shown. That's it. One
corduroy unit is complete. Continue from step 1 by
adding the next 2 5mm rings until you have the desired
Here is what a few units put
together will look like.
Staggered Corduroy Weave
Begin with a length of corduroy weave.
Step 1. Add a 5mm ring to the top
and bottom 5mm rings that are connected to the 7mm
rings, like the ones shown in red. You can do this all
the way across the length of your work or 2 at a time.
Make sure these rings are inside of the 7mm rings.
Step 2. Now you are going to connect
the 5mm rings added in step 1 with a 7mm ring as shown. Continue steps 1 and 2 across the length of
Expanding this weave.
To add a second row, use the bottom
5mm rings of your first row, add the center 5mm ring.
Then add 2 more 5mm rings. I did this step completely
across my work, then came back and added the 7mm
rings. These will overlap slightly. This works both
horizontally and vertically.
Here is a sample showing both sides.
Alternating Corduroy Weave
This is pretty self explanatory,
just alternate the 5mm rings as you go along; one set
up, then next set down and so on.
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