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By Karen Karon

Chain maille styles and weaves that take jewellery layout into new frontiers!

Jewelry artists will get pleasure from a set of latest, less-common weaves and not easy tasks that encourage and educate.

Author Karen Karon starts off via reviewing easy chain maille weaves with a purpose to set the level for the extra complicated weaves during this ebook. She explains options wanted whilst operating past the fundamentals: tools for ultimate a weave, operating with micro jewelry, operating huge scale, and utilizing substitute fabrics in weaves. The e-book is then divided into four sections, each one dedicated to a selected form of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that comprise sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a notable influence. Sprinkled through the illustrated step by step directions for every weave approach are priceless information from Karen to aid verify a gorgeous comprehensive piece.

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Author Karen Karon starts off by means of reviewing uncomplicated chain maille weaves in an effort to set the degree for the extra complicated weaves during this e-book. She explains ideas wanted while operating past the fundamentals: tools for final a weave, operating with micro jewelry, operating huge scale, and utilizing replacement fabrics in weaves. The booklet is then divided into four sections, each one dedicated to a specific kind of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that contain sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a remarkable impact. Sprinkled through the illustrated step by step directions for every weave process are beneficial counsel from Karen to assist confirm a gorgeous comprehensive piece.

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Now, squash it flat into a triangle twist (see photo 2). Repeat the squashing all the way around the central hexagon (see photo 3). 4 Tracking along one of the pleats extending outward, fold a new triangle twist centered two pleat lengths out from the edge of the first twist. ) Work your way around to create a new hexagon with triangle twists. The new hexagon will share two triangles with the center hexagon (see photo 4). 5 Continue outward from the central hexagon in all directions, making more hexagons connected to the center (see photo 5) and then radiating out in orderly fashion from the center.

6 Each layer has more and more hexagons as you work your way outward . By maintaining the same pleat orientation, the folds will all flow into each other. You can continue this tessellation into infinity by following the basic folding pattern . See an extended version of Spread Hexagons on page 119 in the Gallery section . I:I) tll:U\CiONS o @ In Tiled Hexagons, the pleats of a basic hexagon tiling are connected by triangle twists-important folds for origamists to learn. ~-, Triangle Grid, page 7 Triangle Twist, page 16 Instructions On a triangle grid, mark out a hexagon three pleats wide on each side centered on the paper.

Choose a translucent or light paper, because a beautiful pattern appears when the piece is backlit. ~ ,- - techniques Square Grid, page 6 Instructions 1 On a 32-by-32 square grid, fold the diagonal crease lines indicated on the crease pattern . This tessellation has quite a few diagonal creases, and working the piece will be much easier if you fold them ahead of time rather than as you go along . Make sure the valley- and mountain-fold orientations are correct, because the design won't fold together properly otherwise (see photo 1).

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