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  Topic: Trying to connect full persian with no luck

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PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 am   Subject: Trying to connect full persian with no luck
Hi I'm making a full persian chain in 14g brass for my knight and I have it finished except I can't get the MF thing to connect properly!!!!

It's driving me CRAZY!
NEED HELP ASAP (like today, I wa ...
  Topic: Introduction/Consignment quandary

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:14 am   Subject: Consignment
Sorry my friend, your pieces are gone.
He either sold them, gave them away or kept them for himself, and since you decided to "trust" the business without a paper trail, there's not much yo ...
  Topic: Suggestions anyone?

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PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:58 am   Subject: suggestion
well since the pendant is romanov and 1/2 romanov connections, why not byzantine, box or persian?
check out for some tutorials/pictures.
Personally I think a captive inverted roundmaill ...
  Topic: ISO clasps

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PostForum: Trading Room   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:33 am   Subject: Clasps
FMG ( has lots of clasps. Most of their lobsters in silver are silver plated brass or pewter. They come in packages of either 100 or 480. The sterling clasps usually come in eit ...
  Topic: How to package your items

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:28 am   Subject: Shipping
Wrap your items in bubble wrap. It's cheap and easy and all you need is a piece or 2 or scotch tape to hold the wrap closed. The package won't rattle or move.
That's what I do! Haven't had a problem ...
  Topic: help needed

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PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 am   Subject: Pretty
Looks easy, I can learn that one by the picture alone! But then that's how I learned Helm and Celtic Visions.
  Topic: Anybody ever seen this? New Weave?

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PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:52 am   Subject: WOW
WOW awesome I want to learn to make that.
  Topic: Question on teaching chainmaille to adults

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 1:42 am   Subject: Class
As someone who teaches beginning chainmaille at SCA events I can tell you... DO NOT start with Euro 4 in 1.

If your students have never held pliers in their hands to make jewelry before, Euro4in1 i ...
  Topic: Working with stainless, need help

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:15 pm   Subject: temper
Wire comes in dead soft, half-hard and hard temper basically. The dead soft is not usable for chainmaille as it doesn't have the strength to stay closed. The hard is so hard you can't close it witho ...
  Topic: Romanov bracelet

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PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:10 am   Subject: reply
I just buy eyepins from Fire Mountain... then you only have to do 1 eye! They're about $3/100!
  Topic: Maille Newbie!

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:06 am   Subject: Welcome!
Hi there from Atenveldt (AZ)!

I too am SCA. Maybe someday you'll come down here for a war! We know how to throw a party!

Start with the easy weaves and build up to the hard ones.
2 in 2, then ...
  Topic: Kansas City Maillers?

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:25 am   Subject: Peeps to maille with
I tried starting a Meetup group for chainmaille.
I live in Phoenix, we didn't get many people, so it didn't last long.
Then I got in a general jewelry meetup and did a meeting at my house where I t ...
  Topic: A crisis of conscience

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:12 am   Subject: Pricing
When I sold beaded jewelry at shows I tried to price x4, meaning I counted up the cost of the particular set (I usually made sets of jewelry, necklace, earrings and bracelet) and multiplied it by 4. ...
  Topic: Semi New to maille

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PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:15 am   Subject: Pictures?
Here's a picture of that headdress! Took me 3 months. The tapestry portion is all 20g 1/8", it took approx 6000 rings total.
  Topic: Semi New to maille

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PostForum: Gallery Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 am   Subject: AR
Yeah, I don't worry much about AR either. I just buy the size rings I like and see what I can do with them. Since it's mostly decorative (I too am SCA) I don't worry about it. I did get to do the hea ...
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