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making thumb rings
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Posted on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:09 pm
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Hi,
i'm making thumbs rings with anodized and neoprene rings. Using European 4in1 and the neoprene rings down the center.

I've seen the tutorial on this website but i'm still struggling to make these. Has anyone got any tips on the easiest way to do this type of weave having the neoprene down the middle.

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Posted on Wed May 01, 2013 2:12 am
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Is Weaves with Neoprene Rings what you are looking for?


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Posted on Wed May 01, 2013 8:28 pm
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that's the tutorial i've been using, i was just wondering if anyone had some tips on how to make it easier to weave the European 4in1, i'm having problems with the dexterity in my fingers.

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Posted on Wed May 01, 2013 10:25 pm
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I would say practice and take breaks. It takes some time to develop your own way of doing things. Also, use comfortable pliers. I find that two pair of flat-nosed pliers give me the most control over the rings.


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Posted on Mon May 06, 2013 8:26 pm
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thank you, to help with dexterity i invested in tronex 541 pliers. Anyway, I've been more patient and nailed the weave, can anyone tell me how to connect both ends to make the ring complete, that's the only bit that isn't included in the tutorial with neoprene rings

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Posted on Mon May 06, 2013 8:43 pm
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Just leave each end with the rubber rings and set it on your finger, line up the rows and you should be able to see where the last butted ring goes.

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 12:55 am
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I tried that but can't seem to get it right, if anyone can send me pics on how to connect european 6in1 ends together with neoprene through the middle I would be hugely appreciative

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 3:26 am
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Two things that may help with rings.

Use fish line or thread to hold the rings into position.
Find some double sided tape and large mandrel.
Often it's a case of not enough fingers and tight spaces to keep things where they need to be.

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Posted on Wed May 08, 2013 9:06 pm
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thanks for all the help ppl, finally nailed it.....now to start another Surprised

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 2:36 am
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If I'm doing a bunch I often do a long strip of that weave and break it down for assembly. Making a lot of dice bags or stretch bracelets it can be easier to work from a starter instead of starting the same weave over and over again.

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Posted on Thu May 09, 2013 6:48 pm
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losthelm wrote:
If I'm doing a bunch I often do a long strip of that weave and break it down for assembly. Making a lot of dice bags or stretch bracelets it can be easier to work from a starter instead of starting the same weave over and over again.


I don't think I've started any HP3-1 in a long time, I find you can branch off of any piece you have, no matter the size you're going to or coming from.

Now to go start 10 of them so I don't forget!

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