I got the Jean Stark chainmaking book a few months ago. It is a
GREAT reference book for different loop-in-loop chainmaking
techniques! My only complaint about it so far is that I find some
of the formulas for loop sizes vs wire gauge to produce chains
that are a little too tight, particularly on the multiple
loop-in-loop designs (double side weave, double loop-in-loop,
Thai weave, etc.)
You might want to do some experimenting with the formulas they
give to see if you run into the same problem. If you do, try
reducing the wire diameter by a guage or so for the same loop
size and try again.
By the way, I saw someone at a wedding last weekend with a
QUADRUPLE axis, double loop-in-loop necklace in 22k gold. I would
guess that it was 22 or so inches long. YOW! It was beautiful…
and amazing, when you understand the amount of work that goes
into weaving a chain like that! Someone else at the same wedding
was wearing a “simple” necklace, with approx. 2 1/2" segments of
22k single loop-in-loop chain with alternating rectangular
emerald beads and (maybe) 8mm pearls. It was hard not to stare!
Have fun, it’s a great book!