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Still in love with tube clasps :P
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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:46 am
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I just got some nickel silver in so I decided to play around with a few bracelets. This is what I came up with:



I know I've seen the weave around somewhere but I cant for the life of me think of where it was or what its called... all I know is that I like it! Very Happy

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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:14 am
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that's very nice!


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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:10 am
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Lovely.
I think what you have there is a single row of Dragonscale.


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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:57 pm
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Kick a** bracelet!

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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:03 pm
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Awesome! I've been using the tube clasps myself.

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Legba3 wrote:
Lovely.
I think what you have there is a single row of Dragonscale.


really? that seemed almost too easy. I'll have to fool around with it tonight to see if thats indeed what I have

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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:15 pm
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Dunfee wrote:
Legba3 wrote:
Lovely.
I think what you have there is a single row of Dragonscale.


really? that seemed almost too easy. I'll have to fool around with it tonight to see if thats indeed what I have


I'm pretty certain that's what it is. It looks a little like Vertabre (sp?) but it's not because the little rings inside have an offset position just like Dragonscale. I've never made DS as a single row so I don't know if it's easier that way or not, I'm gonna have to give it a go now though cause that really is a gorgeous bracelet. Great job.


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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:19 pm
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My first thought was that it looked like Viperscale, but I haven't done that yet, so I'm not sure. And, upon closer observation, research, and comparison, I am incorrect about that thought.

My second thought was that it is just an E4 strip with larger orbital rings around the center row. Again, closer observation proves me wrong. Or not entirely correct, anyway.

Current thought is that there is an E4 strip there and there is a larger ring orbiting the center row rings. However, it also appears that the outer row rings are linked through these larger orbitals making them not completely orbital. If it is indeed connected that way, it is not Dragonscale, but I'm not sure what it is.


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Posted on Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:18 pm
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Well, I enlarged the 2nd pic and it doesn't look like DS to me. My interpretation is this... it looks like a strip of E4in1 with a larger ring encircling each connection, but facing the opposite direction from the center E4in1 rings and overlapping in that direction. It's similar to vertebrae, but the large ring doesn't encircle the center ring. I don't know what it is, but I like it too, and I'm gonna try it to see if I'm right.


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Posted on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:12 am
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It did indeed start its life as a 20g 1/8' E 4-1 strip. I added 20g 3/16' rings (each connected to 2 other rings) and it just turned out like so!

I took a few more pictures for those interested


it looks great upside down too!


Side view



any thoughts? I want to put a name to the thing! Razz

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Posted on Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:22 pm
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Hummm maybe not Dragonscale then???

I dunno, maybe we need more detailed pics and description, could be you have a new weave!


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Posted on Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:09 pm
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VERY interesting - after browsing the images provided I had to notice, that this weave is identical to one I attempted, when I probed around the "reptile" weaves, some months ago. Comparing the ring data given, I just didn't find the right ring diameters then, and so laid it aside.

@ED: Your observation is absolutely correct: the large ring orbits the center connector ring, AND goes through one pair of outer rings. Otherwise they would not be able to stay in place and would mayber slip off, if the basic E4-1 strip flipped over to a "unclosed boxchain", as E4-1 strips like to do...

Dig, dig, Click!, upload... See yourself, what happens if the diameters don't fit.


I really should have tried a bit further...

-ZiLi-


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Posted on Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:53 am
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Dunfee wrote:
Any thoughts? I want to put a name to the thing! Razz


Well, if it turns out be a distinctive weave, how about Revert, as in reversed vertebrae, which is what it resembles to me. Smile

I did a fast and dirty version of this in 18swg 3/16 black stainless and 18swg 1/4 stainless, and here's what I got...

Large rings up

Large rings down


I think this would look great with some AA as the large rings. It could be worn with either side up, large rings up and it would have lots of color, large rings down and the color would be a more subtle accent. The weave lays great in either orientation. If its new, great discovery, if its not, thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention. Cool


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Posted on Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:20 am
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It does indeed look good either way! thats what I loved about it when I was trying it out. I guess I'll have to submit this to the weaves section if we cant find a suitable example there

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Posted on Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:47 pm
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OK the only thing I can find remotely like it is this.
It's not the same but I would say in the same 'family'. So mention this and Valairis Dragonspine when you submit it and maybe a related name???


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