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#1

In the last few weeks I read something, but I can not remember where
is my problem. (maybe in a beading site-an article about artists /
Jewelers)

The person (in the article) recommended a great site for making and
weaving chains all kinds. The pictures where very clear as what to do
each step. I thought I had saved it, but can not find it.

I appreciate your help. thanks
Marna


#2
The person (in the article) recommended a great site for making
and weaving chains all kinds. The pictures where very clear as what
to do each step. I thought I had saved it, but can not find it. 

Try the following, some of which are the best resources for this
kind of stuff on the web. Often you’ll need to pick out the chain
articles from the chainmail ones, but there’s a lot of overlap too in
terms of techniques, weaving procedures, etc:

Phong’s Chainmaille Tutorials at cgmaille.com
M.A.I.L Weaves at mailleartisans.org/weaves/
Dylon Whyte’s ArtOfChainmail at artofchainmail.com/patterns
Derakon’s Library at derakon.chainmailstore.com/inst.html
Danrek Designs Weaves at danrek.com/chainmailleweaves.htm

Cheers,
Trevor F.
in The City of Light
Visit TouchMetal.com at http://www.touchmetal.com


#3

Try:

http://bijoux-de-terre.com

Click on the topic “For our Students” and you will find many
tutorials that are beautifully done, complete with easy to follow
photos.

Also, try:
http://www.chainweavers.com

K


#4

Hi Marna,

You may be thinking about bijoux-de-terre.com. They have a “for our
students” section that has pdfs of different chain making exercises.

Hope this helps.
Donna Shimazu


#5

Marna,

You are looking for a great site for making and weaving chains
all kinds. 

These below might not be the one you are looking for, but they
are ones I have found and have used. Here is a site, Derakon's,
that has many chain mail tutorials. The second one has a great
tutorial for Viking knit. 

http://derakon.chainmailstore.com
http://www.fineartbyrocio.com/vikingknitdirections.html 

Hope these help!
Connie
www.papayani.com


#6

Dear Connie,

When making this type of chains don’t we need to solder jump ring by
jump ring.

Thaks & Regards,
Indika Ranatunga.


#7

Hello Indika,

When making this type of chains don't we need to solder jump ring
by jump ring. 

It would be very nice to solder them all, but the force is
distributed among all the jump rings evenly and they are not pulled
enough to open. Also, the rings are half hard when starting and many
people tumble the finished chain which hardens them further.
Soldering would anneal them and then they could distort with force.

The way they are made, the rings do not even distort. There is a lot
of on this on the Urban Maille website
(www.urbanmaille.com).

The few rings near the clasp can have disproportionate force on them,
and therefore I (and others) do solder those.

Connie