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Helm Orb
Article © MAIL User: NeoLythic

Helm Orb Tutorial:
Brett Corrie

Ring Sizes – 1/4” ID, 3/16” ID, 1/8” ID
Wire - .032”

1. Close 4 ¼” ID rings and connect each with 3 1/8” rings

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2. Connect together.

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3. Make a second inner layer of rings by capturing the 1/8” rings with 3/16” rings so that it looks this (this is where it resembles the Helm Chain weave.) The smaller rings will make the piece start to close in on itself.

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4. Here’s where it gets really weird, I sort of “fold” the piece so if you lay it on its side it almost makes a square,

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5. Gently “pinch” two ¼” rings towards each other to close them in,

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It should look like this when the piece is closed.

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6 .Now it’s time to close it up! You want to take another 1/8” ring and hook it through the two ¼” rings and two inner 3/16” rings. I usually only place one 1/8” ring first just to hold things together. Then on to step 7.

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7. Take another 3/16” ring and loop it around the 1/8” ring you just weaved in,

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8. From there I weave in two more 1/8” rings through the 3/16” ring, making sure to catch the two ¼ rings, and the inner 3/16” ring.

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One of the things I’ve done using the Helm Orb units,

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