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I need a pattern for a bellydancing belt
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Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:01 am
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Hey all, i'm somewhat new at this but comfortable, and I need a pattern, please. As long as There is some explanation lol. Please Coif LoL

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Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:03 am
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First Off... It depends on what you want to make. and depending on what wire size and ring size you can make. What do you mean by pattern? Do you mean Weave? And if you can, tell more about what you are making.


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Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:19 pm
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This is something of what i'm looking to make.

http://www.sblades.com/ID-V45.php?ProductImage=z_icebeltneck.jpg&SetVer=Y

If this makes any more sense? I need to know what gauge would be good for this piece and what type of weave I should use Needlenose Pliers Cutters

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Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:38 pm
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I'd imagine you could use 18SWG (.047") wire, maybe 3/16" ID? Definitely use aluminum (BA) so it is light weight. Can't see too well from the picture, but I'd say a combination of European 4-1 and simple 2-1 chain. Make sure, however, that if you are using 2-1 chain in that ring size, that it doesn't bear any weight or else it will come apart easily. For pure decoration, on the other hand, it should be fine.

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Posted on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:58 pm
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18swg Bright Aluminum I think wouldbe good for something like this. But I would make rings bigger then 5/16" ID. For the 2in1 chain, if you plan to have something held up with it you can use double rings. Or you can use a tight AR of about 2.6 .

For the belt it's self. Euro 4in1 or 6in1 would work and look good. 5 rings wide would be ideal.


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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:23 am
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i would say that instead of a 2 in 1 chain, use HP3in1



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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:28 am
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Half Persian 4in1 would be stronger, and it looks the same on both sides.


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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:03 am
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but I think 3in1 would look more lacey like in the picture



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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:33 am
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BigTitann wrote:
But I would make rings bigger then 5/16" ID.

I think BigT meant to say "would NOT make". Rings of 5/16" and larger in 18swg are pretty weak and fall apart without any stress on them.

I was going to suggest HP3-1 instead of the 2-1 chain, but as I thought about it, it just seemed too lacy. The 2-1 chain obviously works in the example and it is still decorative enough. If you do go with a half persian (3-1 or 4-1), you may want to use 20awg rings for that portion so it does not become too bulky. It's up to you, however, if you like the look of that or not.

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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:59 pm
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Most of the people that are looking at my work are Tribal Bellydancers, so they are...ecclectic in their taste Coif LoL


This is great advice, i'm off to work!

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Posted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:39 pm
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haha, ops! yeah I did mean would not make rings large then 5/16" ID!

Glade we could help (and confuse you Razz )
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Posted on Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:55 am
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hahaha not confusing, just challenging, which is what I need!

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