Introduction: Chain Maille Jewelry - Lucky 7 Möbius Ring
This “Lucky 7 Mobiused Ring” comes together quickly and looks great. Try it in bronze and stainless steel for a challenge or create it in another base metal of your choosing. Here's what you need to make it:
• 7 rings, size T18 BRNZ (18g 3/8″ / 9.5 mm) for large bronze jump rings
• 2 rings, size I18 BRNZ (18g 13/64″ / 5.2 mm) for medium bronze rings
• 12 – 20 rings, size C20 SSTL (20g 7/64″ / 2.8 mm) for tiny steel jump rings
• 5-10 rings, misc 18ga SSTL sizes for small steel rings (for band). Recommended: between size F18 (18g 5/32″ / 4.0 mm) and I18 (18g 13/64″ / 5.2 mm). See TIP at end of instructions.
To create this project, you will need to pairs of flat-nosed pliers. Because this project uses metals that can be a bit harder to work with, we recommend a sturdier set of pliers such these Wubbers Medium Flat Nosed pliers.
STEP 1. Scoop a large bronze ring with a medium bronze and close. Close the large bronze ring, too.
STEP 2. With a new open large bronze, begin to create a möbius unit: weave through the medium bronze ring and then cross through the first large bronze as well. Close the second large ring.
STEP 3. With a new large bronze, repeat step 2, except this time weave through both the previous large rings, and close.
STEP 4. Continue adding large rings, being sure to go through the medium bronze and all previous large bronze rings, until all 7 large rings have been added.
STEP 5. Weave a new medium bronze through all 7 large bronze rings and close.
STEP 6. Now create the band. With an 18ga steel ring, scoop up 2 tiny steel rings. Weave through the bronze ring from step 5, and close the steel ring. Close the tiny steel rings, too.
STEP 7. With a new 18ga steel ring, scoop up 2 new tiny steel rings and weave through the previous tiny rings from step 6. Close all the steel rings.
STEP 8. Repeat step 7 until your band can just about reach all the way around your finger.
STEP 9. Add one final steel ring through the previous 2 tiny rings, but instead of scooping up 2 new steel rings, weave the steel ring through the first bronze ring from step 1. Be sure not to twist the band as you do so.
SIZING TIP: You might need to replace one or more of the 18ga rings you used for the band with a slightly smaller or larger ring. Play around until you’ve got the perfect fit.