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My favorite Chainmaille weave
I discovered that my favorite weave in the mailling world is Half Persian 3-in-1. It's simple, it's feminine, and it goes with everything.

Learning how to make it, on the other hand, was the hardest thing about it for me. My boyfriend, who still has trouble with the most basic weave, figured it out and I had him teach me. It turns out that I messed up at the very beginning.

I'm going to attempt to make a simple tutorial on how to make this amazing weave.

Posted by Anna the Ewok from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States • Published See Anna the Ewok's 22 projects »
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  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 1
    Step 1

    Open and close a bunch of rings. I usually open X number and close X number, where X=X.

    Enough math, now. Let's get to some metalwork.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put three closed rings on one open ring and close the open ring.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 3
    Step 3

    Arrange the rings like this. See the to help you see what they look like.

    You now have the top row and the bottom row. The top row are the rings that you add that are closed. The bottom row are the rings you add that are open.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pick up an open ring and pass it through the second 2 rings (the two on the right) on the top row. Don't close it yet.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put a closed ring on the open ring (the one you just passed through the two top rings) and then close the open ring.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 6
    Step 6

    Arrange your short strand to look like the picture.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pick up another open ring. Pass it through the last two top rings (again, those on the right). Don't close it. You are repeating step 4.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put a closed ring on the open ring you just added. Now close the open ring. You're repeating step 5.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 9
    Step 9

    Arrange your strand to look like the one in the picture. You're repeating step 6.

    By now, you should be able to pick up your strand of Half Persian by the end with it keeping its shape. If it unravels, you probably messed up where I did. Go back to step three and make sure you laid out your first 4 rings correctly.

    If it doesn't lose its shape, just repeat steps 7-9 to make the chain as long as you like it. Mine's going to be a bracelet.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 10
    Step 10

    You've been making your chain upside down. Don't worry. All you have to do is flip it over and it'll be OK.

    Here's a picture of what the top looks like. Kinda like a metal braid, huh?

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 11
    Step 11

    To finish, I like to take of the random, dangly ring from both ends. You don't have to do this, but I think it makes it look a little more finished.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 12
    Step 12

    These steps are optional. You can use a store-bought hook if you like. I'm cheap, though, so I'm making my own. Here's how you can, too!

    Take a ring and, using both pairs of pliers, wrench half of the ring around so that you make an "S".

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 13
    Step 13

    Holding one end in the flat-nose pliers, use the needle-nose pliers to wrap one end of the S into a loop.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 14
    Step 14

    Swap ends and hold the hoop end in the flat-nose. Use the needle-nose pliers to make a hook. Add it to the end of your chain.

  • How to make a chainmaille bracelet. Half Persian Chainmail Weave - Step 15
    Step 15

    At the other end of the chain, add a ring. This is the other half of your "latch."

    Ta da! You're done.

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midnightx
midnightx · Hong Kong, HK · 3 projects
maybe using a different color would be better for the how to though..its difficult to understandHappy
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midnightx
midnightx · Hong Kong, HK · 3 projects
where do you get the rings?? i have trouble finding themHappy
Diane W.
Diane W.
firemountaingems.com has lots of rings in different gauges, diameters and colors with reasonable prices
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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
That is soo cool!! I love it!! >-< Where did you get the rings and do you have any sugestions for a novice-novice like myself?? Thanks. ^-^
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Mikka E.
Mikka E. · Midland, Michigan, US
What gauge wire and diameter of rings would you recommend?
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Mikka E.
Mikka E. · Midland, Michigan, US
What gauge wire and diameter of rings would you recommend?
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Jamie H.
Jamie H. · Saltville, Virginia, US · 10 projects
Beautiful and love your instructions. So easy to follow.
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
holy crap! this is difficult! well... difficult to understand - even watching videos online that made it look easier took a while to figure out. all my rings were the same color, so maybe that's the difference... anyway! I did it and it's really cool! thanks for posting this - otherwise I wouldn't have tried it Happy
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Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, GB · 67 projects
I love these, especially the 3rd picture!
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