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Gryphon & Gallifrey
Article © MAIL User: Catweazle
I've used 2 different ring sizes for this tutorial:
Brass: WD=1.6 mm & ID=8 mm =] AR of 5
Bronze: WD=1.2 mm & ID=5 mm =] AR of 4.2
Start with a 1-2-1 chain (brass-bronze-brass).
Add a brass orbital ring around the bronze rings.
If you put the workpiece down, the brass rings are lying like roof tiles (a).
Now add two bronze rings to the second but last brass ring (b). Make sure that these bronze rings are positioned like an arrowhead.
Turn the workpiece around (a) and add a brass ring through the bronze rings which you've added in step 3 (b).
Again turn the workpiece around and repeat steps 3 and 4 until you've reached the desired length.
In the following picture you can see the weave from the top and from the side.
Don't worry, if you have only one wire gauge. In the picture below I've used a WD=1 mm.The small rings have an ID=4 mm (AR of 4) and the large rings have an ID=6.25 mm (AR of 6.25).
The white arrows point to ring pairs that don't look like arrowheads. Sometimes this happens while bending the chain. And therefore bending the chain is also the solution to this small problem. ;-)
Gallifrey is a variant of Grpyhon which uses the same ring sizes as Gryphon.
Weave a Gryphon-chain.
Before you move on, take a closer look at your chain.
- The brass rings are overlapping each other and form eyes (a).
- The additional bronze rings have to go around the eyes (b).
Pull two bronze rings around every eye (green) in your Gryphon-chain. One on every side of the bronze rings from the original Gryphon-chain.
Your result should look similar to the picture below.
Weave long and prosper!
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