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Beaded centipede
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Posted on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:56 pm
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I made this set today for me Wink


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Posted on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 pm
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I just noticed that there is another weave style on here called Centipede that is not the same as what I did.

The sample photo does not look the same, but the gallery one tagged looks similar Confused

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Posted on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:29 pm
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Very nice!
Which metal have you used?

The weave seems to be the chain version of Cascade-3 Sheet (Mountain Pools), i.e. a variation of Crenelated, i.e. a simple strip of Snake Skin.
And it is, indeed, the same that in the gallery entry named Centipede Weave.

On the other hand, the weave named Centipede looks noticeably different, as you said, even if I'm not quite sure to get how it is made (and it's description only confuse me: "three different ring sizes" Confused ).

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Posted on Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:03 am
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Thanks Shirluban Smile

It is all BA rings and silver plated beads. I used 3/8" (16g SWG) for the large rings and 9/64 (18g SWG) for the smaller.

I like that Crenelated one too, looks like the rings are just alternated on the top and bottom - not sure if it would work with beads like that. But I made a stretch bracelet sort of like that ...


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Posted on Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:38 am
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Flutter, it's Snake Skin which is European 4 in 1 with two sizes of rings. Very pretty jewelery set!


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Posted on Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:07 am
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lorraine wrote:
Flutter, it's Snake Skin which is European 4 in 1 with two sizes of rings. Very pretty jewelery set!

OK, I think I see it now ... looks a bit like Gopher Snake too Wink

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I love this set. I wore it out tonight and had 2 people at the grocery store compliment it Coif Cool Smiley

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Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:43 am
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well what ever weave it is, its lovely well done Very Happy
pardon my ignorance but who/what is BA

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Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:36 pm
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BA is Bright Aluminium, a kind of aluminium who'll stay shiny over time and won't oxidate too much.

Other abbreviations you might see:
AA = Anodized Aluminium (= colored Bright Aluminium)
Al = Aluminium
Ti = Titanium
Cu = Copper
EC = Enameled Copper (= copper covered with a colored plastic)

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Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:54 pm
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Shirluban wrote:
BA is Bright Aluminium, a kind of aluminium who'll stay shiny over time and won't oxidate too much.

Other abbreviations you might see:
AA = Anodized Aluminium (= colored Bright Aluminium)
Al = Aluminium
Ti = Titanium
Cu = Copper
EC = Enameled Copper (= copper covered with a colored plastic)


thanks for clearing that up

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Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:26 pm
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traceyalex wrote:
well what ever weave it is, its lovely well done Very Happy

Thanks Smile

I wore it out the other day and had 2 people stop me to ask about it.

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Posted on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:56 pm
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i like the chain its on too, i need to get some more chain any ideas where i can get some thats not to expencive?

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Posted on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:31 pm
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traceyalex wrote:
i like the chain its on too, i need to get some more chain any ideas where i can get some thats not to expencive?
Sorry, but my immediate reaction was as follows: Coif LoL Isn't that why we're all here? Very Happy

Flutter, that's amazing. I love the way the beeds change the feel of the weave.

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Posted on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:49 pm
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traceyalex wrote:
Shirluban wrote:
BA is Bright Aluminium, a kind of aluminium who'll stay shiny over time and won't oxidate too much.

Other abbreviations you might see:
AA = Anodized Aluminium (= colored Bright Aluminium)
Al = Aluminium
Ti = Titanium
Cu = Copper
EC = Enameled Copper (= copper covered with a colored plastic)


thanks for clearing that up

I might add Nb for Niob(ium) and Ta for Tantal to the list, and Fe for Iron, or Ag for Silver. Most times the IUPAC nomenclature works well for abbreviating single-element pure metals. But it becomes a bit more complicated with alloys or clad/filled wires.

One further note about material abbreviations: Please AVOID 'SS', as some people read Sterling Silver, others Stainless Steel. Just write 'Sterling' or 'Stainless' in such cases, and don't overdo the abbreviating.

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Posted on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:10 am
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traceyalex wrote:
i like the chain its on too, i need to get some more chain any ideas where i can get some thats not to expencive?
Sorry, but my immediate reaction was as follows: Coif LoL Isn't that why we're all here? Very Happy

Laughing yes, as a newbie i dont have a lot of rings or money to get more with, so i like to do a small section of maille and add a ready made chain to it

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Posted on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:14 pm
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Fair enough--nothing wrong with pre-made stuff, in my opinion. I just thought it was funny that you were asking where to get chains. Very Happy i'd have to buy chains that fine myself--I don't do micromaille!

Far as I know, most craft stores sell chains of various lengths and qualities. If you can find one that sells them in bulk (ie, by the foot or something rather than as necklaces) you may be able to save some money.

You could also try ribbon or leather. They may be easier to find cheap, and add another layer of visual interest to pieces.

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