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Persian Box 5 in 1 Twist
Article © MAIL User: lorraine
Step 1. Make two 2 in 1 Chains in copper. It doesn't really matter how long. You can always add more later.
Step 2. Connect the two 2 in 1 Chains at one end with a twisty-tie.
Step 3. Pinch the first 3 rows of doubled 2 in 1 Chains together so that they all rotate in the same direction. For this tutorial all the pairs of rings are rotated to lay on the right hand side of the pair above it.
Step 4. Weave a silver ring though all 4 rings of the second and third pairs (marked with blue dots), being careful to keep them in order.
Then continue threading the silver ring through the right copper ring of the pair above (blue dot), and close the silver ring.
Step 5. Turn the chain around to add the fourth side of the "box". Pinch the same top 3 pairs of copper rings together so that they rotate in the same direction as in step 3.
Step 6. Thread a silver ring through all 4 of the second and third pairs of copper rings (blue dots), again making sure to keep them in order. Notice this is the same path that the silver ring was threaded through on the other side of the chain.
Then continue threading the silver ring through the right copper ring of the pair above, and close the silver ring.
Step 7. Continue the chain by pinching the next row of copper rings to rotate correctly, and then adding a silver ring through all 4 of the rings in the next pair down, and then through the copper ring on the right of the pair above.
Step 8. Turn your chain over and add the fourth side of the box.
Step 9. Continue following steps 7 and 8 until you have the length of chain you need. You might have to add more length to the initial 2 in 1 Chains at some point.
Notice that if you look down the side of the chain, the silver rings are making a series of "Vs" that twists along the chain.
Here is a closeup of the weave in 18awg (1.02mm)/5.75mm sterling silver rings with an AR of 5.9.
I hope this helps you make the weave. Have fun!
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