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Triangle
Article © MAIL User: Corvus

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This tutorial was written by paula and reproduced here with her kind permission, paula can be contacted here: info[at]pieceofmaille[dot]com

Here's a little tutorial for making the "basic" Triangle (the ones on the left, the other triangles in the picture are just variations of the design).

Rings needed: nine 16 ga 5/16", six 18 ga 1/4", three 18 ga 3/16" and nine 18 ga 5/32"
Step 1

Close six 18 ga 1/4" rings and connect them in pairs of two with 18 ga 5/32" rings as shown.
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Step 2

Attach the ends with another 18 ga 5/32" ring.
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Step 3

Put a 16 ga 5/16" ring around one of the smaller rings so that goes in between the 18 ga 1/4" rings. This takes a bit of negotiating :).
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Here's the side-view:
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Step 4

Add two more 16 ga 5/16" rings to fill up the pattern; this is tight and it needs to be so to make the piece rigid.
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Step 5

Put two 16 ga 5/16" rings through one of the 18 ga 1/4" ring pairs as shown.
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From the side:
Image: triangles8.jpg

Step 6

Repeat on the other sides.
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Step 7

Link the just added 16 ga 5/16" rings together at each point with two 18 ga 5/32" rings:
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Step 8

Loop a 18 ga 3/16" ring through the two rings you added; make sure the ring will also go through the 16 ga 5/16" 'base' ring and between the two large, vertical rings.
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Seen from 'above':
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Step 9

Repeat, and you have your triangle :).
Image: triangles13.jpg

This tutorial was made by Paula Kosunen
Original URL: http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?key=556