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Jens Pind Linkage 7
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Step 1. Lay out piles of opened rings in a line in front of you in the order that you will be adding them. This tutorial will use these colors in the following order.
1-RED, 2-WHITE, 3-PURPLE, 4-GREEN, 5-PINK, 6-BLUE, 7-YELLOW
Step 2. You will start with a 4 ring mobius with the first 4 colors. Notice that along the top edge, each new ring added is in FRONT of the previous rings.
Step 3. Before you add 5-PINK, you need to flip 1-RED up from the bottom like in the picture. All rings must remain in the same order, but 1-RED is now in front along the top edge instead of in back.
Now add 5-PINK through the middle of all the rings and place it with the top edge in front.
Step 4. Flip 2-WHITE up from the bottom.
Add 6-BLUE through the middle of all the rings and place it in front.
Step 5. Flip 3-PURPLE up from the bottom.
Add 7-YELLOW through the middle of all the rings and place it in front.
Step 6. Placement of rings will now be a little different. Flip 4-GREEN up as usual.
You will now be putting each ring through ONLY the last 6 rings instead of all of them, and it will go ABOVE the edge of the 7th ring back. This 7th ring back will be the same color as the ring you are adding. So, locate 1-RED and flip it up half way. You will now place 8-RED through the last 6 rings being careful to place 8-RED above 1-RED and not through it as the picture shows.
Now finish flipping both 1-RED and 8-RED up so they are now held in place in front.
Step 7. Flip 5-PINK up as usual.
Locate 2-WHITE and flip up half way. Place 9-WHITE through the last 6 rings and above 2-WHITE.
Complete flipping both 2-WHITE and 9-WHITE up and into their place in front.
Step 8. Flip 6-BLUE up.
Place 10-PURPLE through the last 6 rings and above 3-PURPLE.
Finish flipping 3-PURPLE and 10-PURPLE up and place in front.
This is how the rest of the weave continues, flipping rings up and always adding the next ring through the last 6 rings, and above the 7th ring back. Your starter piece should be getting stable enough to be able to hold normally now or within the next couple of rings added.
Be sure to frequently look back to make sure that each ring is placed exactly right, or you will have to start taking rings out to fix it. You know it is right if each ring along each of the 7 rows is oriented the same way.
Step 9. Once you have made your starter piece of JPL7, you can use it to start weaving rings in a thicker wire gauge of the correct AR.
You can make any JPL, from JPL3 on up, with this tutorial by using a simple formula.
# of rings in the starting mobius = (JPLx +1)/2
So for JPL7 we started with a mobius of the first 4 colors because (7+1)/2 = 4. Then we added each new ring through the last 6 rings and above the 7th ring back.
JPL9 would start with a mobius of 5. (9+1)/2 = 5. Then you would add each new ring through the last 8 rings and above the 9th ring back.
If you have any questions about this tutorial, I will be happy to try to answer them.
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