Thank you. I've been learning chainmaille for about a year, and Byzantine is a style of chain weave. I just adapted the chain to work with the shape of the beads. If you'd like to learn more about it, [link] is a great website with plenty of information, tutorials and links.
Wow, lovely work there. How do you keep all the jump rings from not slipping off? In my experience I work with jump rings and securely close them, but eventually after some wear one of the links loosens and falls off.
Thanks! The trick to keeping jumprings secure is having the right AR, which stands for Aspect Ratio. AR is the inner diameter of the ring divided by the diameter of the wire used to make that ring. When the AR is too high or the metal is too soft, it usually means that the ring will be flimsy and likely to spread or reopen. You can also work harden the rings to help combat the softness of the wire.
I do. It makes it a lot easier to control what you need when you spin your own. Moreover, it's really easy to do with a minimum of tools. You can make your own rings with as little as a knitting needle a plain steel rod. Feel free to note me if you'd like more info on ring making, I'm happy to help.
This was one of the first things I ever faved when I first came to dA. I remember making a comment, but I think I left it on your user page. Oh well, there were worse things I did before I knew any better -- am still cringing from some of them
you're welcome, but I have to tell you that we're shopping around for a new monitor. We've held onto this piece of shit since 1998 and the colors have gotten just awful. Am looking forward to viewing this one of yours when we finally splurge for that wide, flat screen!
This weave is so beautiful, I really need to try it sometime! The graduation is really effective, I had to stare for a while before I worked out how you did it I like the "fade-out" effect of the colours too.