Chainmaille Rose. I guess this should technically be called a helm rose, because it's made of a section of helm chain joined end to end.
In the first few pictures I've used bright aluminum for the silver colored rings and anodized aluminum for the blue rings, to add a bit of color. I got the rings and pliers from The Ring Lord, although you can easily make your own rings at home. There are plenty of 'ibles already out there detailing this process, so I won't bore you with it (and I generally only do it with larger gauge wire anyway). I got the idea for this after seeing Blue Buddha's Quantum Rose a little while back, and I wanted to create a simpler, cleaner version as well as respect their IP rights to that design. The nice thing about maille is that you can always add or subtract elements to suit your taste, making each and every design your very own.
As usual, feel free to ask questions! Chain+maille+japanese+flower+earrings.jpg. Half Persian 3-1. Half Persian 3-1 is a good weave for cabochon wraps, among other things.
It's generally considered the 'easier younger sibling' to Half Persian 4-1. Half Persian 3-1 can be extended into Half Persian Sheet 5, Half Persian Sheet 6 and GSG. Half Persian 3-1 takes an AR of around 3.9. It can go a wee bit tighter, but it gets hard to work with. 24awg 5/64", 22awg 1/8", 20awg 5/32", 18swg 3/16", 16swg 1/4" work. Metric sizes - approximately 0.5mm wire/2mm ID; 0.64mm wire/3.2mm ID; 0.8mm wire/4mm ID; 1.2mm wire/4.75mm ID; and 1.6mm wire/6.4mm ID. New rings are gold and old rings are steel. Step 1: Close 2 rings and put them on a third. Step 1a: Take the rightmost ring and carefully rotate it, as if you were unscrewing it. Step 2: Close a ring and put it on an open ring. Step 3: Close another ring and put it on an open ring. Step 4: Repeat Step 3 until the chain is the desired length. Step 5: When you reach the end of the chain, add an open ring as usual.
Jens Pind Linkage. Jens Pind Linkage (JPL) is a tight spiral weave that does not unwind.
Its construction is just like that for a normal spiral weave; the small aspect ratio is what gives it its unique properties. Jens Pind can also be (theoretically) joined into a continuous chain. Jens Pind takes rings on the small AR end, with 2.8 - 3 being preferred. Jens Pind can be made with slightly larger ARs, but the chain may turn out too loose and the spiral will unwind. M.A.I.L. - Maille Artisans International League - Half Persian 4-1 (CGI) - Submitted by Eli. The Half Persian 4 in 1 is a very tricky weave and takes quite some time to learn.
Don't be discouraged if the first attempt doesn't succeed. You'll figure it out. The most common error is not placing the rings in the beginning in the correct manner. If you don't place them right you'll probably get something the looks like HP 4in1 but is not. The best way to test a chain before investing lots of time in it is to lift it once it's of reasonable length (about 5 top rings). Silver rings are rings being added to the weave at the step. The rings in this tutorial have an AR of 6. M.A.I.L. - Maille Artisans International League - Full Persian 6-1 (CGI) - Submitted by Kateryne. Maile of the Dreamseeker Chainmaile (Chain Mail) Creations, Instructions. Tutorials - Celtic Visions. Chainmail Jump Rings jumprings Scalemail Jewelry Supplies and Wire - News. Butterfly Chain Maille. (All measurements refer to Outside Diameter, O.D.)
This sample was made with 5mm 20 gauge rings. The center unit looks the best. You can see that I missed a couple of rings on the end units. This sample was made with the 6mm rings, and I do like the way this one turned out better. I also tried 8mm, and it was too floppy.