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Article © MAIL User: Tesserex

The pictures of the weave itself in this Dragonlock tutorial are horribly confusing at first glance, but luckily for you I drew in a little "profile view" below each picture. The old rings are in black, new in red. The rings used here are 3/4 hard stainless 16g in 1/4 and 3/8, but there is a lot of springback. Same sizes you would use for Dragonscale.

1. Start with a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 chain, or any length you want, ending with large rings, and a 1-2-1-2-1-2-1 etc. The 2s are small rings. Lay the pairs of small rings open as in Gridlock.
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2. Create another 1-2-1-2-1-2-1 chain and lay it inside the first one as shown. It takes a bit of fiddling to get the small rings to lay out right, just like normal Dragonscale.
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3. Connect the small rings in the first row and the small rings on the bottom on the other side with large rings. Just look at the profile for help.
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4. You may consider this step unnecessary, but if not then run large rings through the small rings from the first 1-1-1 chain, locking in the second large ring row from step 2.
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5. Here is the beginning of the expansion steps. Create another 1-2-1-2-1-2-1 chain, and lay it next to the piece as shown.
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6. Make another, and lay it inside the previous one, just like you did in step 2.
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7. Connect the small rings between the two bottom 1-2-1-2-1-2-1 chains as shown, like in step three.
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8. Finally, join the last set of small rings on top. This rings could be a real pain to close, as they were for me. Maybe someone will find a better way to weave this.
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