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Box Chainmail Pattern

Supplies18 gauge 4.5mm ID (inside diameter) unsoldered jump ringstwo pair chain nose pliersone twist tieInstructionsBefore you begin the weave, use the two pairs of chain nose pliers to open most of the jump rings.1. Make a 2-2-2 starter chain. (To make the chain easier to handle, you can thread a twist tie through one pair of the end jump rings. Twist it to secure it.) 2. Grasp the starter chain by holding the first pair of jump rings (the ones with the twist tie in them) between your t

Byzantine Chainmail Pattern

Suppliesforty four 18 gauge 3.5mm ID (inside diameter) unsoldered jump ringsone glass drop beadone earwiretwo pair chain nose pliersone twist tieInstructionsBefore you begin the weave, use the two pairs of chain nose pliers to open most of the jump rings.1. Make a 2-2-2 starter chain.To make the chain easier to handle, thread the twist tie through one pair of jump rings (gold color) on one end of the chain and twist it to secure it. 2. Grasp the starter chain by holding the first pair

2 by 2 Chainmail Pattern

Suppliesninety eight 18 gauge 4.0mm ID (inside diameter) unsoldered jump ringsone charmone toggle clasptwo pair chain nose pliersone twist tieInstructions1. Before you begin the weave, use the two pairs of chain nose pliers to open about half of the jump rings. Use one of the chain nose pliers and grasp one open jump ring near one side of its opening. With your fingers place four closed jump rings onto the open jump ring. Note: Adding four jump rings at this step is the fast method. If

How to make a rose with velvelteen cord

What you will need:1.velveteen cord2.scissors3.glueInstructions:1. Trace out your spiral on a sheet of felt fabric.2. Cut out your tracing.3. Starting at the center of the spiral, wrap it around and around to form the rose.4. Glue the end....and you're done!

How to Wrap a Briolette

1. Gather supplies and tools.Use a fine point marker and mark the jaws of your round nose pliers at about 3/8" (4.76 mm) (or other measurement) from their tip. This will help you to make consistent sized wire loops.2. Cut a piece of wire about 5" (12.7 cm) long. Center the bead on the wire. 3. With your thumb and index finger, bend the wire to form an 'X' above the bead. 4. Open the 'X' so that the intersection of the wires are close to the top of the bead. Leave enough room for the top of

How To Make Wire Wrap Rings

Here are all you need:Soft or half-hard round wire, in 16-, 18- or 20-gauge. You'll need a piece of somewhere between 7.6 cm and 12.7 cm long, depending on how big you'd like to make your ring, and how fancy you plan to get with the two ends of it.For the basic ring I made in this tutorial, I used a 7.6 cm piece of 18-gauge copper wire; the finished ring fits up to size 4.5 in the U.S. (U.K. size I, Europe size 7.97).Flush cutter / side cutterRound nose pliersetc. How to Make