Just how and what is a apple and pear chain and what does
it look like?
G'day Calgang(?); An apple and pear chain is somewhat like it
sounds. I make two sizes of jump rings, the largest about 6mm.
Now for an apple you take a metal rod which just fits into a 6mm
ring, file a deep curved-wedge groove in it and smooth it off.
Put a soldered ring over it, and with a pair of pliers with one
conical jaw and one slightly concave jaw, you press the cone onto
the ring where the groove in the rod is. Voila! une stylised
apple profile. For a pear you take a 4mm plain rod and insert
it into a 6mm ring. Hold it tightly with smooth-jawed pliers and
with a pair of conical/conical pliers squeeze the ring at the
space between the rod and the ring Voila! une stylised pear
profile. Now you connect these; apple; two 4mm rings; pear; two
small rings...... or whatever pattern you desire. Why do I make
apple-and-pear chains? Because I live in a village called Mapua,
which is Maori for "an abundance of fruit" and we are literally
surrounded on three sides by fruit orchards - in full blossom
now. The fourth side is the Tasman Bay Hope that satisfies your
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