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(JPL3) AR Comparison
Article © MAIL User: lorraine
AR of 2.6
Too tight to weave after five rings.
AR of 2.65
Too tight to continue after 21 rings. Very slight bend.
AR of 2.7
Very tight, but weaveable. Slight bend.
AR of 2.75
A bit tight. Able to bend until ends touch.
AR of 2.8
Rings are snug, but able to move freely with very little space showing between them. Bends fluidly.
AR of 2.9
A little loose with more space showing between rings. Bends easily.
AR of 3.0
Loosely woven with space showing between rings. Bends very easily.
AR of 3.1
Very loose with lots of space between rings. Bends very easily.
An AR of 2.7 seems to be the minimum for continuable JPL3.
An AR of 2.8 is still my favorite. It is snug but not tight, showing very little space between the rings and bends fluidly without looking sloppy. ARs over 3.0 start to look sloppy with rings showing too much space between them, but that's just my opinion. ARs above 3.2 are not recommended. The rings slip in and out of place, especially if the piece is tumbled, and can make the weave unstable.
If you buy pre-made rings, shoot for an AR of 2.9 in case they are rounding up. You don't want to end up with anything less than an actual AR of 2.8. (Unless, of course, you are going for sculptural uses of JPL3.)
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