Favorite weaves for wallet chains. Lets hear it, folks!
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Favorite weaves for wallet chains. Lets hear it, folks!
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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:28 am
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I want t make up some wallet chains to show around, as I've had a few questions about them. Seems box and FP 6-1 are popular, and I see a few Byzantines.

What else?

From those who have made them, what weaves have really had the "WOW" factor with friends/customers?


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:03 am
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JPL is nice. Especially if you can get it in square rings. Square byzantine is fun, too, but you already mentioned byzantine.

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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:06 am
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I like that...any what AR works in square for JPL?


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:12 am
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I'll refer you to this website. Just scroll down to JPL.

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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:15 am
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And AR of 3.3 works great for square wire JPL3.


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:18 am
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Really, any flexible chord weave will suffice as a wallet chain. I use trees, hp3-1, candy cane chord (absolutely amazing), and trizantine, just to name a few.


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Shoulda remembered C & T...thanks!


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:21 am
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Trees?


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http://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/weavedisplay.php?oldkey=6296


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:52 am
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Thanks lorraine!

Johnny likee!


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:55 am
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For wallet chains I prefer mostly Persian weaves like HP4-1, FP6-1, but like JPLs as well (small ring JPL5 is my favorite here depite being laborious when making). And I like to mention my 'pet' weave Harvest Moon for such chains. In practice every weave is useable that has no single point of failure, and needs more than one ring broken to fail.

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A chain is of use, but will break at the weakest link.
A weak weave will have the need to replace weak links.
A strong weave will survive even with weak links included.
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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:27 pm
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I prefer chains that have durability, i.e chains that have no one link connections. First one I made was double spiral and it's still in good condition. Also Stainless is imo better than galvy or BA.
But if the material has less "Ooh"-factor than AA, customers usually like stuff that looks super-complicated. Note, looks, not is Coif Smiley
I myself haven't had the nerve to even try JPL5, such a beautiful weave, I'm afraid of messing it up.


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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:44 pm
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kaeru wrote:
I myself haven't had the nerve to even try JPL5, such a beautiful weave, I'm afraid of messing it up.


JPL5 is super easy once you get it started because every ring goes into the pattern the same way. Getting it started however..... Laughing

I like lorraine's tutorial
http://mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=63964
with it's colour coded rings. If you use coloured rings, or oolour your rings with paint or a marker or something, then it's a LOT easier to get started. (If all you've got is markers, give the rings a coat of white out first then colour that, it should last long enough to get you going.)

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Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:03 pm
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Yes, Lorraine's JPL5 tutorial is fabulous - it surely helped already a couple of maillers to get their JPL5 running. The only downside is imho, that it's easier to CONTINUE. if the tut is quasi mirrored front to rear - so there is not even much rotation of the chain when weaving necessary - the rotation done by closing the chain brings it in the right direction for setting the next ring, then. I requested, I can provide photos, as it's not really easy for me to describe the process using words only.

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A chain is of use, but will break at the weakest link.
A weak weave will have the need to replace weak links.
A strong weave will survive even with weak links included.
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