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Trial Runs - AKA How am I doing?
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Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:03 am
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Well, got my rings and I've been semi busy when I have the free time. Just been trying out different weaves and seeing what I can do.

Box - BA - 16g 5/16"


HP 3-1 - BA - 16g 5/16"



HP 4-1 - BA - 16g 5/16"


HP 4-1 Stainless - 16g 5/16"



Trizantine - BA - 16g 5/16"


Bee Stings - BA - 16g 5/16"


Captive Inverted Round - BA - 16g 5/16"


And a picture of the set that I made with the craft store 9mm unknown gauge/unknown metal jump rings (sorry that part of it is blurry) Kinged version of barrels.


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Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:05 pm
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Everything is looking quite good deranged. Your closures seems clean and your patterns to my eyes look good as well. I especially like your earring/bracelet/necklace combo, the pattern looks better for all three combinations than I would have thought while retaining the uniqueness.
In my opinion well done deranged Coif Smiley


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Posted on Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:51 pm
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It's a good start! Most of your closures are pretty good, but there are a few that are still slightly off (don't worry, this is something every mailler, no matter how long they've been mailing, have to keep on top of). Also, some of the cuts look slightly pinched on one side of some of the rings, however, I think I remember reading you saying that you bought a bunch of rings from TRL, so the cuts their issue not yours. Overall, it's a great start!


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Posted on Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:19 am
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Thanks for the comments and constructive criticism. Smile

My 12 yr old daughter and I were busy this weekend with box and byzantine once I was feeling better from my cold.

First a couple from her:

Byzantine bracelet and earrings 18g 3/16" BA & AA


Box Bracelet 18g 3/16" BA & AA


And now my stuff

Full Persian 6-1 trial run 16g 5/16" BA


Byzantine Necklace 18g 3/16" AA


Box Bracelet 18g 3/16" Cu & Ba:
I'm pleasantly surprised at how versatile this weave actually is when using two different "colors" and how you can "reverse" the weave and get two bracelets for the price of one Wink

view 1:


view 2 (weave reversed):


As always, comments and constructive criticism is appreciated. Smile

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Posted on Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:59 am
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You, sir, have been afflicted by a virus.

A virus that causes a very obscure obsession with linking small metal rings in a limitless number of patterns.


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Posted on Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:46 am
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Great stuff...

One thing though, I would suggest trying your 16swg 1/4" BA (AR 4.2) for the HP 3-1. 16 5/16" (AR 5.3) is a bit on the large size for that weave.

Also, once you've had some practice you should switch to saw cut BA, unless you're too poor or something Smile I also go for saw cut stainless these days but it costs much more for TRL to cut them, so it costs much more for me to buy them Sad

Having said that I don't really like BA much anyway, as it causes nasty black rub-off.

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Posted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:13 am
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Been a while since my last update.

Here's a couple more pieces.

HP 3-1 18g 3/16" Copper & AA



HP 3-1 18g 3/16" AA


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