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Help Making Cross?
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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 1:36 pm
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I would like to make a cross, perhaps Full Persian. Would like advice on how to do this where the side arms of the cross stand firmly in place without drooping. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 1:57 pm
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Rognvald wrote:
I would like to make a cross, perhaps Full Persian. Would like advice on how to do this where the side arms of the cross stand firmly in place without drooping. Any help appreciated. Thank you.


Smallest ring size possible without the weave locking up on you...
Having a really extensive set of mandrels will help here.


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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 2:36 pm
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lotos is right, a good mandrel set makes this sort of thing much easier.

the way to go about this without your own mandrels is to begin to make every weave you can think of out of the rings you have. eventually you will stumble on one which is stiff enough for your purposes.

i suggest looking into the captives.

a simple hack solution is to make a wire frame and weave maille around it.


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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 2:55 pm
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This is how I made mine. I used .0625" X 5/16" machine cut spring stainless.

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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 3:33 pm
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Thank you all for your help! I appreciate it.

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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 5:14 pm
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I have always like using the tut found here: http://www.maileofthedreamseeker.com/instructions/ Nice pics, easy instructions, and they tell you the ring size and the amount of rings they use so you have something to work from.

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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 5:16 pm
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but that's how everybody does it!

i hunger for new things.


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Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 5:45 pm
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There are a few ideas in the gallery, not all of them using Full Persian. You might get some inspiration here: http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerylist.php?tags=Cross&page=1&norecs=50


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Posted on Thu May 24, 2012 3:23 am
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Again, thank you all for your help. Now to see what I can come up with...

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