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Topic: chain maille & swarovski tutorial (looking for)  (Read 833 times)
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« on: July 04, 2008 11:31:15 PM »

I remember seeing a long time ago a tutorial SOMEWHERE on the net for a chain maille weave that had captured swarovski beads inside . . . like there was nothing through the beads, the weave went around them and trapped them. But, man, i have no idea where I found it! I really wanted to try maille and remember that was a beginner project . . . can someone help?Huh?
I even can picture the photo in my mind . . . the beads were blue!
Thanks!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 07:51:57 PM »

It's captive inverted maille or open roundmaille.    I use inverted, but others use open maille. you can capture anything that fits...other rings, swaros, beads, pearls.

Here's a tute using rings, just use the proper sized rings or crystals to fit.
http://cgmaille.com/tutorials/cir.shtml

This one "cheats" and strings the crystals on the wire, then does open roundmaille.
http://www.longcanyon.com/Shop_Kits/BYZ_204.htm

We purists prefer captive inverted roundmaille.  It's tougher but more satisfying.

He starts the weave in the traditional way, which can be a bit tough, even if you've mailled.  I have a little trick to starting it, use a pen or pencil and tape on 3 rings.  Then start the weave.  After that, just hold it down, and you'll know exactly what rings to weave.




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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008 03:43:59 AM »

thanks so much! that's exactly what i'm looking for
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