JPL 3 and 5 High-AR Necklaces
April 15, 2012, 9:54 am
April 16, 2012, 8:39 pm
DescriptionJPL3/5 chains, that were woven near the high AR limits of JPL - these have the big advantage to behave very 'fluid', so e.g. pendants hang in a perfect triangle and not in a more or less large bend.
Left/bottom: JPL(3) made from stainless 1.0mm coiled on 3.0mm mandrel, final AR around 3.40 - this one is VERY near the AR limit, where rings would begin to slip.
Right/top: JPL5 made from stainless 1.0mm coiled on 3/16" mandrel, final AR around 5.30 - this one has not yet reached the high AR limit.
The basic rule for theoretical high AR limits of JPL family is JPL number PLUS 0.5; but one must stay a bit below, as even minor ring shape irregularities can lead to ring slips. The theoretical low limits were JPL number MINUS 0.5; but these must be higher, as followup rings do not intersect at 90-degree angle, but 'higher' JPLs approach that ideal. So here the practical limits are ~2.65 to ~3.45 for JPL3 and ~4.55 to ~5.40 for JPL5. Predicted (not tested) AR limits for JPL7 were 6.55 and 7.35, and so on for the 'higher' JPL family members...
Weave(s) Used (Click to View Weave)Jens Pind Linkage
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Weave(s): Jens Pind Linkage