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Half Persian 3 in 1 with Alternating Ring Sizes
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For the tutorial here I am using 16g SWG 1/4 and 3/8 BA rings with ARs of approx. 4 and 6.
I usually start and end mine with a small piece of regular HP 3-1. I think it looks nice and it helps to keep the finished piece from tangling too much. So that is what we start with here.
You will want to put a piece of tape over the end of your starter piece so it doesn't come loose on you -
Then start weaving; start with your larger rings. Take one and weave it between the last 2 in your starting piece like so -
Next weave in another large ring through the eye of the bottom smaller ring and the large ring in the last step, like this -
Then flip it up into place; it should look like this -
Now, holding onto your large rings tight, so they won't move on you, weave a small ring between the 2 larger rings; just like you did before -
This ring will flop when you let go, so just put it pack in place before you move on.
Weave another of your small rings between the eye of your small ring and the bottom larger ring -
Then flip it up into place -
Now back to your larger rings; be sure to hold onto your last set as they will move around a bit. Put more tape over the last set of larger rings to help.
Weave another larger ring between the 2 smaller ones as you did before. It will look like this -
Add your 2nd larger ring through the eyes on the last 2 -
Then close the ring and flip it into place.
Continue the weave, alternating your ring sizes in sets of 2. When your chain is about an inch or two from where you want it, finish it with 3 sets of small rings -
I have done this with 1/4 and 5/16 (top) as well as the 1/14 and 3/8 -
You could even do a wave pattern with 3 or more ring sizes! I haven't tried that yet.
Hope this helps - happy weaving!
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