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Posted on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:54 pm
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Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great weekend.

I need some help figuring out a weave. In the tutorial it was called a French Rope, but the author calls it a "one through three" type of chain. This weave creates a beautiful rope style of necklace and I'd love the make one, however, I'm a visual person and the descriptions do nothing for me to try and create this necklace.

Can anyone help????

Thanks so much,

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Posted on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:10 am
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Wire Artist Jewellery published a project in their January 2002 issue titled French Rope. The weave it teaches is Spiral 6 in 1, and there is a tutorial linked on that page for it. The project uses half round wire to make the weave stable. There is a picture of it in Zili's article Stabilizing Twist of Spiral Chains (second to last picture).

They call it a "3 in 1" weave in the magazine project because you add each new ring through the last three rings added, but that is an incorrect name. Each ring actually has 6 rings going through it, the three rings before it, and the three rings after it.


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Posted on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:10 am
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EDIT: Ninja'd
It would be very helpful if you could post a link to the tutorial you were using so that we can get a better idea of what you're talking about.



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Posted on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:23 am
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Oh, and there is also Spiral 8 in 2. Double Spiral is simply Spiral 4 in 1 with all the rings doubled (another way to stabilize a spiral chain).


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Posted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:05 am
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Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the replies.
The tutorial I'm using is in a book. It shows a picture of the
finished piece and then it does a step by step written description.
I just can't learn like this. I need pictures.

Thanks again for all your replies.

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Posted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:26 am
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Nyllynn wrote:
Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the replies.
The tutorial I'm using is in a book. It shows a picture of the
finished piece and then it does a step by step written description.
I just can't learn like this. I need pictures.

Thanks again for all your replies.

Deb Smile

You saw that we have tutorials with pictures, right?


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Posted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:42 am
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Yes, you guys have great tutorials.
I checked out the different spirals.
Extremely helpful.

Thanks,

Deb Coif Smiley

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Posted on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:43 am
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Oh good. Glad to hear it. Smile


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