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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:11 am
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what would you suggest look good for micro jewelery? im having trouble trying to find weaves that still look good really small. and can be used mainly for necklaces and bracelets. if you have pics of your own micro jewelery that would be great too. i need some ideas.


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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:31 am
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Would think most solid chains would work (where solid = sturdy [which seems to work out to be any one where lots of rings connect to lots of others], and also not hollow). I have a 24ga 1/16" stainless byzantine necklace I almost never take off (only ~20minutes/day), it's about 3 months old now with no issues.

Dragonscale looks really good small, but you'll want sturdy material for it (and lots of patience with your fingers; mine seem to always be in the way even at 20ga).

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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:59 am
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thanks


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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:53 pm
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This is 0.6mm wire 1.9mm ID Euro 4in1 sterling silver


Byzantine chains look great in 0.8mm wire 2.6mm ID.


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V2.0 T7.3 R5.4 Ep Feur MAg/Cu Wm$ Cbjpw$ G0.5/3.0 I1.5/12.0 N322.150 Pajs Dacdjsw Xa7g631p4t24w64 S88 Hipsu

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Posted on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:27 am
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i now ..... look at redpanda's flickr acc...she has a pic of a chain( looks like a box chain- reversed) it is 17 inch. long lol =]. its a good pattern for micro chain i think Needlenose Pliers Cutters

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Posted on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:45 pm
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I do quite a bit of micro-byzantine- (24 gauge x 2mm or 2.5mm)- I think it looks amazing, no matter what size it's done in... Uber


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Posted on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:42 pm
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I'm working on micromaille turtleback at the moment 0.6 x 2.0 mm.


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Posted on Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:12 pm
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I Tried Micro JPL Once, I don't recommend it.

Byzantine looks good in any size.

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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:05 am
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I don't want to hijack this thread by any means but would a full Persain look good in micro I have a girl that is wanting a dainty chain and I happen to have some 24g titianum laying around if it will work good and hold up then yea mee


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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:27 am
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I don't want to hijack this thread by any means but would a full Persain look good in micro I have a girl that is wanting a dainty chain and I happen to have some 24g titianum laying around if it will work good and hold up then yea mee


28G stainless.



Yours will be beefier.

I like how mine looked.

24G Titanium will hold up quite well, yes.

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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:50 am
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Cynake I may have said this before about that piece but I love the way the pendant is hung on the chain. I assuming that it can be unhooked there too?


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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:58 am
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Legba3 wrote:
Cynake I may have said this before about that piece but I love the way the pendant is hung on the chain. I assuming that it can be unhooked there too?


Not my design. An aunt brought a 22g 2-2 sterling chain back from India for me with it. I like it.

You hook and unhook the chain, 1 of 2 ways.

1 - If the metal is springy, like my stainless, you just push the end of the chain through and it pops in or out.

2 - If the metal is not springy (also meaning it's a lot thicker), you just twist the end from the middle of the clasp with your fingers, like you would a open a ring.

I did this, twice a day, for years, and the metal never wore out. Eventually I figured out it's just barely big enough to slide over my head, so I do that instead now.

The pendant is a bit tricky. You have to twist the middle open, and then twist the end open as well.. and then thread your pendant all the way from the end following the wire. Unless it's a big loop. I might've actually just looped the whole 14G 1/4" ring over it there. Can't say, necklace got lost/stolen by baggage handlers or customs 3 years ago. I have the pendant left and that's it.

Lemme snap a few pictures...

A crappier prototype of mine on the right, and the original on the left:



Edge open:



Middle open:



If that's not clear, lemme know and I'll explain or add more pictures.

I've been meaning to write an article about it sometime actually...

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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:22 pm
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Thanks for the reply could you tell me what your id is on those rings the smallest I have at the moment is 2mm but there is an ice pick in the kitchen with my name on it that I have been wondering about. lol


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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:30 pm
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ID is not what you should be thinking about. Particularly if you're using a different size of wire.

Aspect Ratio is what you want.

And, I don't know, can't help you.

AR around 6 is good for Persian. So, pick a mandrel around 6x as thick as your wire.

According to Phong:

"Full Persian takes an AR of ~5.5 and up. 22awg 1/8", 20awg 3/16", 18swg 1/4" and 16swg 5/16" make a chain with a nice amount of flex.

Metric sizes - approximately 0.6mm wire/3mm ID; 0.8mm wire/4.8mm ID; 1.2mm wire/6.4mm ID; and 1.6mm wire/8mm ID. "

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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:42 pm
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Ok Thanks for the reply. I'm still trying to grasp the whole ar thing but I'm sure I can figure it out. Thanks again.


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