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Learn a Weave

Dragonscale Bracelet

Dragonscale weave is not as difficult as it looks. Use two colours to not only accentuate the weave but to help you see where to place each ring. The weave is slow to grow but well worth the effort. The greatest difficulty is finding two ring sizes where the weave will work.



dragonscale

For an 18.5cm bracelet, 3.5cm wide, you will need:

The anodised aluminium comes in sixteen different colours.

Tools:

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1.
Make a one-in-one chain linking four jewellers brass rings using three black rings. Lay out the rings as shown.

step 1

2.
Lay two closed jewellers brass rings over the first two black rings of the chain made in step 1.

step 2

3.
Link one jewellers brass ring through black rings 1 and 2 so that the jewellers brass rings added in step 2 are trapped in between.

step 3

4.
Lay one closed jewellers brass ring over the third black ring of the chain made in step 1.

step 4

5.
Link one jewellers brass ring through black rings 2 and 3 so that the jewellers brass rings added in step 2 and step 4 are trapped in between.

step 5

6.
Link one jewellers brass ring through black ring 1. Link one jewellers brass ring through black ring 3.

step 6

7.
Link one black ring through the jewellers brass rings added in step 2 and sandwiched in step 3. Link a second black ring through the second and third jewellers brass rings which were trapped in steps 3 and 5. Make sure the black rings added sit below the previous row of black rings.

step 7

8.
Link one black ring through the first jewellers brass ring added in step 2. Link one black ring through the jewellers brass ring added in step 4.

step 8

9.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the first two black rings just added.

step 9

10.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the second and third black rings just added.

step 10

11.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the third and fourth black rings just added.

step 11

12.
Link one black ring through each pair of jewellers brass rings in the row underneath the jewellers brass rings just added - you will link three black rings in total. Make sure the black rings are positioned below the previous row of black rings.

step 12

13.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the first two black rings just added. Link a second jewellers brass ring through the second and third black rings just added.

step 13

14.
Link one jewellers brass ring to the first and third black ring.

step 14

15.
Link one black ring through each pair of jewellers brass rings in the row underneath the jewellers brass rings just added. Link one black ring to the first and last jewellers brass rings positioned underneath the row of jewellers brass rings just added. You will have added four black rings in total. This step is the same as steps 7 and 8.

step 15

16.
Link one jewellers brass ring through each pair of black rings added in the previous step.

step 16

17.
Repeat steps 12-16 until the bracelet is nearly the desired length, finishing when you have a row of four jewellers brass rings (step 14). The following steps show you how to taper the bracelet before adding the clasp.

step 17

18.
Link one black ring through each pair of jewellers brass rings in the row below - you will link three black rings in total.

step 18

19.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the first two black rings just added. Link a second jewellers brass ring through the second and third black rings just added.

step 19

20.
Link one black ring through each pair of jewellers brass rings which are beneath the jewellers brass rings just added - you will link two black rings in total.

step 20

21.
Link one jewellers brass ring through the two black rings just added.

step 21

22.
Using one id 3.7mm, 1.02mm jewellers brass ring attach the toggle bar to the jewellers brass ring added in step 21.

step 22

23.
Turn your bracelet over - the other end of the bracelet has a bottom row of four jewellers brass rings as in step 17. Repeat steps 18-20. Link one id 3.7mm, 1.02mm jewellers brass ring through one black and one jewellers brass ring and attach to the toggle ring. Repeat through the second black and jewellers brass rings.

step 23

Variations

  • For a silver look, try the large ring in copper, bronze or jewellers brass and the small ring in silver anodised aluminium.
  • Use different colours for the small ring such as rainbow colours or blues & greens or pinks & purples.
  • Jump rings sizes for dragonscale are:
    • rd10-64, id 10.2mm, 1.6mm and rd6-50, id 6.7mm, 1.2mm for a chunky weave
    • rd7-50, id 7.5mm, 1.29mm and rd4-40, id 5.2mm, 1.00mm for a larger medium weave
    • rd6-40, id 6.5mm, 1.02mm and rd3-32, id 4mm, 0.81mm for a medium weave