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Chainmaille Patterns that are freebies.
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Posted on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:15 am
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Howdy folks, I'm trying my hardest to locate free patterns for making jewelry out of the rings. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be awesome.

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Posted on Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:46 am
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There are tons of weave turorials on the website here. Just check out the "Library" tab above and search for "Articles" Smile

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Posted on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:56 am
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Menu at the top: Library --> Articles --> Weave Tutorials --> http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/subcat.cgi?key=5


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Posted on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:39 pm
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When I need inspiration, I usually just browse galleries here and on DeviantArt. The pictures usually have the weave name under them if you don't recognize it, and from there it's pretty self-explanatory since you can find the appropriate ARs in the MAIL database.

Alternatively, sometimes I make a small length of a new weave I'm trying out and make it an earring or bracelet. A unit weave will make a nice earring or necklace pendant.

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Posted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:13 am
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You mean that there are non-free patterns?!


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Posted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:29 am
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lorenzo wrote:
You mean that there are non-free patterns?!


i read "patterns" as "instructions".

sundragon, http://www.mailleartisans.org/begin/ is a good place to start for people new to MAIL..


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Posted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:06 pm
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Well, and of course if they're looking for tutorials, there's always: http://www.cgmaille.com/tutorials.shtml

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Posted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:50 am
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sakredchao wrote:
lorenzo wrote:
You mean that there are non-free patterns?!


i read "patterns" as "instructions".



That makes sense now. I must be getting old.


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Posted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:56 pm
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lorenzo wrote:

That makes sense now. I must be getting old.


is it cool if we hang out here on your lawn, pops?


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Alla you crazy kids get offa the lawn and come in here for hot cider and toll house cookies!

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Posted on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:00 am
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And stop playing that devil music!


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Posted on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:10 am
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bwahahahahahahahahaha


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Posted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:26 am
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People USE patterns? Confused I just toy with the weaves until I figure them out, then make stuff out of them as it comes to me. I've got a bracelet that started out as an ear ring and was going to be a necklace. I've got a balderic that started as an experiment and was going to be a shirt (turns out shirts take a lot of wire--who know? Very Happy ).

In my experience, once you learn the weaves it's generally pretty easy to figure out how someone made something. Just.....don't do it in jewelry stores. They get a tad annoyed. particularly when you pull out examples of better work because you just happened to have one on you. Very Happy

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Posted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:53 am
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People most definitely use patterns, but it's usually for stuff like this:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm

With jewelry, there are a bunch of patterns in the articles DB. But usually one doesn't need a pattern for a simple necklace or bracelet because often times it's just a specified length of whatever chain weave. In which case weave tutorials usually suffice.

And sculpture. People always want patterns for sculptural stuff. Over the years I had gotten dozens of requests for a pattern for the chess set. I didn't write a pattern when I made it, so I never had this information to give out.


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Posted on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:38 pm
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The tutorials are in dutch but they have pictures which are pretty clear and helpfull though Smile
http://celestialevents.eu/maliennl/pdf/Celtic_Visions_Circle_A4versie.pdf
http://celestialevents.eu/maliennl/pdf/Japanse_bloem_A4versie.pdf
http://celestialevents.eu/maliennl/pdf/Set_kleine_bloemen_A4.pdf

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