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Captive Inverted Round
(from CGMaille)
Article © MAIL User: Phong

Captive Inverted Round is a nice weave for chunky necklaces for guys. In the right AR, it can be a rigid weave for sculptural use. This tutorial assumes you already know how to weave basic Inverted Round. In order to be able to fit captive rings in the weave, you need to use rings with a relatively large AR. AR of 6.6 makes a chain that fits 3 captives; AR of 5.7 fits 1-2 captives. Experiment to see what ring size fits your needs the best. You can capture rings, beads, Barbie doll heads; anything that'll fit.

Step 1: Here you have your starting, 4-cage inverted roundmaille chain. 'Cages' are the 3-ring units that form the area where the captive rings will be going.

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Step 2: Fold the end rings back over the rest of the chain. This is like peeling a banana, or a flower opening.

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Step 3: Place the closed captive rings in the middle there. In this example, I'm using 2 captive rings. You might only be able to fit 1, or 50, depending on the aspect ratio of the rings.

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Step 4: Now fold back over the captive rings, closing the cage.

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Step 5: Add another cage, fold over, add captive rings.

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