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3-in-3 Chain, Tutorial

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 7070 Views No comments

The 3-in-3 has a masculine, motorcycle chain feel that makes it a favorite with men. Like all masculine chains, it makes a woman's wrist look delicate by contrast.

3-in-3 is a simple pattern but it looks good only with perfect closures and no pringling at all. Hence, weaving 3-in-3 adds significantly and rapidly to a mailler's vital skill set.

Flower Chain, Tutorial

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 8728 Views No comments

The flower is a three ring segment of single spiral (aka a three ring mobius unit), which is the most basic unit of spiral chain. When the flowers are joined together by connecting pairs, the result is Flower Chain. When the flowers are joined together by byzantine segments, the result is Byzantine Rose.

Flower Chain spirals gently over the length of the chain so when used for earrings, it's nice to spiral the flowers one way for one earring and the other way for the other earring, so that the earrings frame the face symmetrically.

Barrel Weave Tutorial

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 28114 Views No comments

Barrel Weave is easy enough for a beginner and uses all the same round ring sizes as Byzantine. It's my absolute favorite weave for charm bracelets and anytime I want perfectly spaced dangles.

Byzantine, Tutorial

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 12859 Views No comments

Byzantine looks so ornate and complex that people never fail to be surprised at how easy it is to weave. It's among the most versatile of all chain weaves. There are so many ways to use it and so many variations based on it that learning Byzantine really opens up a lot of options for the projects to follow.

 
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