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Posted on Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:44 am
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where can i find a way to make a ring that you wear on your finger?

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Posted on Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:52 am
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Hey!

Check: http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/subcat.cgi?key=12

Close to the bottom is 'Rings'... It currently only has one article, but it should help.

Also check out: http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=20054



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Posted on Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:57 am
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HP4-1 weave 0.032" Nickel Silver on 11/64" mandrel
For this size weave 26 pairs of rings makes like a size 10 ring. each pair of rings more or less is close to half a ring size difference.

Phong has a good tutorial on cgmaille.com for closing HP4-1 into a loop.

I also tried this with tiny byzantine, but it doesn't sit as nicely on the finger. the flatness of HP4-1 is ideal for this.



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Posted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:13 pm
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kick ass thanks

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Posted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:26 pm
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Richardfry19: A finger ring is usually not much different to a claspless bracelet, just smaller - most times the best results are achieved when approaching the 'micro maille' scale. And there should be some thought when selecting a weave for a finger ring project, to get a relatively flat result, to be conveniently wearable, as usually there are neighboring fingers. So there are two challenges: Weaving small, and seamless joining a weave, what can be already difficult in bracelet scale, but can become more difficult in a finger ring scale.

Don't be scared about, just do it. Even I have sometimes flops before success - despite some experience. But there ARE successes, so with enough persistence even a relative beginner can and will succeed.

For reference, you may look up some of the finger rings I made when browsing my MAIL user profile.

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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:36 am
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that was easier than i thought. i used copper euro 4-1

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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:37 am
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with copper your finger will turn green

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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:38 am
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richardfry19 wrote:
that was easier than i thought. i used copper euro 4-1

YAY! Now make some more. Very Happy


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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:16 am
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and post a picture...



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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:30 pm
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... in gallery discussion. Smile


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Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:50 pm
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well i only used copper as a test

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Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:24 am
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There's nothing wrong with copper as material for finger rings - who has a 'green skin' problem, just may wash her/his hands a bit more often. And: Copper and its alloys are much tougher than many other materials, despite being relatively soft - so in case of finger rings I'd always prefer it over e.g. Aluminium or softer steels, while having a clear personal preference for hard Stainless and Titanium.

P.S.: Show a photo - don't hesitate to do so, even if the piece 'features' less perfect closings, or tool marks. We have all to remember from time to time, that we were beginners, somewhen...

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Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:09 pm
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well every time i try to post a photo it says the image is to large is there a way to fix this???

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Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:41 pm
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you have to find a way to resize to 100K.
(533x400)
(667x500
(800x600)
(1.333x1)ratio for a picture.
all should be under 100K
i use PSP 9.0, take a little trial and error, but i can max ratio=100K easy.

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Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:37 pm
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richardfry19 wrote:
well every time i try to post a photo it says the image is to large is there a way to fix this???


http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=10046

Shazam! Smile

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