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A begginners guide to making chainmaille jewelry.

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It can be very satisfying to see a piece of amazing jewelry you made from wire to rings to jewelry.In this instructable i will teach you how to do this amazing thing.
 
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Step 2: Making your rings

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This shouldnt take very long and it is self explanitary.Take your mandrel you either made or bought an coil it as much as you can trying to keep the coils as close together as you can.When your done with that cut each of them individiually.

Step 4: Learning the Byzantine weave

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This is a great looking weave that is easy to make and is a great begginners weave too.Now first put 2 open rings in 2 closed rings then another three open rings in the last 2 rings.

Step 6: Learning the Byzantine weave cont.

Now put a ring through where the awl was then put another ring through it and basically put another 2-2-2 ring set on it then repeat step 5.
nyquilpillz4 years ago
just a random helpful tip...

when you are gonna take pictures so close up with

change the settings on the camera to the macro setting it lets you take REALLLYYY close up pictures with out them getting blurry.
Takes an Apple dude to state the obvious!
lol
ok the Instructable was a real good idea but, the pictures weren't so good... (no offense) I just couldn't tell what steps 4-6 was. I'm new to this jewelry so that could be why. oh btw, where did you get the silver for the project? oh and! since you're taking macro pictures try holding the camera further away and zooming in (may require a tripod) ;)
In the picture on the first slide it said that it was just typical electrical fence wire which is made out of aluminum.
taz2020 (author)  JoKingRhino3 years ago
The one that was bent wrong was aluminium and one on right was silver you cvan get it at ringsandmore.com
The best site to use is www.theringlord.com

i order ALL my rings there and they are consistiant from batch to batch. They also have a hughe selection to choose from.
i cant get that website to work when i tryed to use it all that came up was

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Gedulisz3 years ago
could you make the 4 step more informative? Because i do not understand what to place where. Every time i try to place the ring it get's into the wrong place.
devonfletch4 years ago
Looks to me you've got 2 + 2 + 2 rings here, not 2 + 2 + 3 (?)
taz2020 (author)  devonfletch3 years ago
haha sry bro i think so i was like 10 when i id this haha imma make some more instructables havin made one in a while
sgsidekick5 years ago
Very nice, but the weaving instructions aren't very clear...and I'm not talking about the photos. Trust me, I know how hard it can be to explain something that is easy for YOU (or me), but I don't think I can follow these instructions. It could be just me (probably is!). Overall, tho, I like the way this jewelry looks. Guess I'll just have to keep at it to figure it out.
technics:
www.chainmaille.org (library -> weaves -> weaves home)
supplies:
www.theringlord.com (aka TRL)

byzantine is kinda simple - i made sum of red/silver rings for the sink chain in our kitchen. It's rather pretty to do sum beez byzee, if you want  to use that technic as base, but i actually prefer hourglass-chains, captive inverted round and the helm variant "Rondo" usin silver/brass rings.
no i didnt rally get it either but the link given by the guy/girl b4 had good instructions that are easier and faster (by the looks of the instructions of course) so check that out it helped me figure out how to do the weave
xhudaman4 years ago
how do i know where to cut the wire when making the rings?? would help have a sisters bday coming she'd like this
clichej14 years ago
there's a faster way to weave byzantine. u should check that link http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=18896 
ANTQNUT4 years ago
That is so epic! you could and should sell this! I'd Buy it ;) 

how did you put 2 open rings in 2 closed ones, (i know stupid question...) What tool did you use? Were the pieces straight? Sorry about all the questions, I'm new to jewelry thing and I admire your work.
Open rings look like the top right ring in the pic for step three. By weaving one side of the closed rings through the opening, one can get the closed rings into the open ones. Then a deft twist of the wrist and the open rings are closed. :)
gmoon5 years ago
That's pretty impressive...
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