By Rebeca Mojica

Unchain your creativity!

Whether you're new to chain mail or a professional weaver, Chained will introduce you to the artwork of mixing steel bounce jewelry into complex designs, in a brand new means. No different e-book exhibits find out how to use such a lot of weaves in such a lot of methods, or provides this historical paintings this sort of appealing and sleek twist. innovations as soon as used for armor now have a brand new existence and will be used to create stylish adornments.

Open Chained and find:

• transparent, targeted step by step pictures that would take you from beginning and shutting bounce earrings to completing your first (or fiftieth!) project
• Easy-to-navigate "Weave in a Nutshell" suggestions for plenty of weaves that might exhibit complicated chain mail weavers the weave of a undertaking in exactly a number of steps
• 22 appealing tasks plus dozens of diversifications, together with rings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants, each one with its personal ability point and time funding rating
• never-ending ideas: decide on your favourite shades, your favourite metals, customise the dimensions of your venture, and locate idea so as to add your individual detailed stamp to any piece of chain mail jewelry

Gather your pliers and lumps of bounce jewelry and weave your option to attractive jewellery with Chained.

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For other chain mailers, the weave in a nutshell serves as an easy way to remember the basic steps of the weave. Once you’re comfortable with the weave, you won’t need to use the step by steps; you’ll simply be able to look at the weave in a nutshell as a reminder of what to do next. A W O R D T O L E F T I E S Anyone who has taken classes with me knows that I am adamant about creating left-handed instructions. —it is not feasible to create a second book with reversed photographs aimed at left-handed students.

This is especially helpful when you are trying to match the size of a premade eyepin. ) The closer you work to the tip of the pliers, the smaller the loop will be (and the less wire you’ll need). For larger loops, use more wire and position it on the jaw closer to the handles of the pliers. If you always create your loops following your marker line, each loop will be exactly the same size! indd 30 8/18/10 12:37:56 PM 5 Once the tip of the wire has reached the “stem” of the wire, one loop has been created (this is what a pre-made eyepin looks like).

Indd 60 R I N G S I Z I N G The sizing for finger rings is tough! The first step you can take in sizing is to change the number of rings in your band. However, if your ring is too big or too small, but removing or adding an 18 gauge ring would alter the size too much, then try substituting one or two of those rings with another 18 gauge ring that is slightly smaller or slightly larger. Play around until the ring fits perfectly. 8/18/10 12:42:10 PM 18 gauge on 18 gauge far left and right: 20 gauge on 18 gauge center: 18 gauge on 20 gauge 18 gauge on 18 gauge left and right: 20 gauge on 20 gauge left and right: 20 gauge on 20 gauge T O C R E A T E T H E D I A M O N D S H A P E Weave a Japanese Diamond as outlined on pages 57–59, but use horizontal ring sizes shown in the diagram above.

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