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Three Quarters Persian; and Four Quarters Persian
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Note: Half Persian 3 in 1 can be made in either of two handednesses. What this means is that there is a left and right hand version. Handedness is no longer existent once you convert HP3-1 into TQP, however, it will be easier to follow this tutorial if the HP3-1 you start with is in the same configuration as the one shown in step 1.
Rings Used:For this tutorial, I have used .048" (1.2mm / 18SWG) stainless steel and bronze wire, wrapped on a 1/4" (6.35mm) mandrel. The rings were pinch cut (stainless) and sheer cut (bronze), and once springback is factored in, they have an AR of 5.8.
Step 1Start with a piece of HP3-1.
Flip it over so it's "upside down".
Step 2At the top right, add one ring through the last two rings of the top row. This ring goes through the same two rings as the one at the bottom right. Once it's flipped over, it rests beside it.
Step 3To the left of the ring added in step 2, add another ring. This ring will go down through two rings, and up through one. You should understand the up/down ratio in Persian weave construction with your knowledge of HP3-1. Be careful not to allow it to pass through the ring added in step 2.
Step 4To the left of the ring added in step 3, add another ring in similar fashion. down through two, up through one.
Step 5Continue adding rings in this fashion until you reach the end of the row. The last ring added (just like the first) will only pass through two others, except up through one, down through one.
Once this is complete, you will have successfully made Three Quarters Persian. This weave is ideal for coin wrapping, for example, because of the "trough" it creates. The next steps demonstrate how to progress it into Four Quarters Persian by adding a fourth side.
Step 6The next row added was done with bronze rings. At the top left, add one ring going down through two rings in the previous row.
Step 7Add a ring to the right of the last one added. This ring goes up through one and down through two.
Step 8Add a third ring, again going up through one ring and down through two.
Step 9Add a fourth ring.
Step 10Continue until you reach the end of the chain. The last ring goes up through one and down through one.
This next image shows the weave from a different angle.
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