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« on: June 17, 2011 06:48:02 PM »

I was first really introduced to chain mail jewelry through the posts here on Craftster. I loved the look of it, so I decided to try it out!



This is the first piece I've done, just a simple 4 in 1 weave ring. I was running low on jump rings at the time, so I couldn't do anything big, but it was a nice starting project to get a feel for chain mail.



(Sorry about the blurry photos! My camera was acting wonky Tongue) Since then, I've made a necklace with a chain mail center and dragon pendent for my brother. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of that right now.
I can't wait to do more things with chain mail! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011 07:23:14 PM »

I have not seen a chainmail ring before. It is really pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011 01:26:54 PM »

me neither! looooove it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011 07:57:35 PM »

Thank you both!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011 10:25:04 PM »

Thanks, that gives me something to do with my jump rings! Looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 03:14:24 PM »

Thank you!
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PeachieClean
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011 11:05:16 AM »

For future finger rings, try the Half-Persian weaves.  Mainly 3-1 and 4-1.  They always look neat.  If you go with smaller rings Byz and JPL3 make nice finger rings.  I've done a combo HP3 and E4 ring.  Basically made a "flower" with the Euro 4-1 and the band is HP3.  And if you get the chance, talk to Fullmoon.  She's a good friend of mine and would probably be pretty helpful. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011 12:06:29 PM »

I stumbled upon this happily and as I was about to reply, noticed you Peachie, and I realized something. Hey, I'm Fullmoon! LOL

Anyways, this is a really pretty ring Smiley What size were the rings you used in it? From the pictures I'm assuming they were around 3mm or so?
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011 06:13:43 PM »

Thanks for the ideas! I like that I can use rings to try out a new weave. They make good quickie projects. Smiley
Fullmoon, I think I used 4mm rings.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011 09:43:09 AM »

Haha... They are only quickie projects if you stick to jewelry things... Beyond that?  I've got bikini bottoms that I've still yet to finish. >.>  The very start of a skirt... =P  And it seems like you've got a good size to work with.  Without the wire measurements I can't say much but they look like they'd be a bit tight for half Persian 4 in 1.  You should be able to manage HP3 though.  I'd try barrel weave too.  It's fun to make and pretty easy.  And it makes a good chain for things like key chains.
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