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Maintaining symmetry
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Posted on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:10 pm
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So I've made myself a necklace of Captive Inverted Round, and just started some Hilt Chain, but with both of these, I'm having trouble coming up with a good way to finish the ends that doesn't destroy the threefold symmetry. What methods have you found that you liked?


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Posted on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:53 pm
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A few options link off of this thread.
http://mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17863&highlight=clasp+inverted+round

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Posted on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:04 pm
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This has come up several times in the past.

One method is demonstrated in this article:

Finishing Triplicate Chain Weaves

Or, if you don't need to add a clasp, something like this would work:

http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerydisplay.php?key=7403


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Posted on Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:46 pm
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Thanks for the replies. Smile

I did a combination to finish a necklace I made, with small rings holding together the last cell of a CIR chain, and then used 2 rings, then 1 ring, then added the clasp to that. It works, but seemed...inelegant.

I think now, having seen your picture, that I used too small of a ring to hold the sides together. Mine look like an afterthought that I'm trying to hide (which is what they are) but yours look like they belong.

Pirsig's Bridge seems like another one to try though; for some reason I hadn't considered linking the sides to a ring coaxial to the weave. I had thought of running a single coaxial ring through all three, but there wasn't enough flexibility in the weave.

More ideas are welcome.


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Posted on Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:46 pm
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The clasps that I have made always seem to be too long and they don't match the rest of the bracelet/necklace.



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