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Photo Tutorial Beaded Rosette

Author's Note
Our projects were very popular during the lifetime of our business and we wanted to ensure they continued to provide inspiration for chain maillers whatever their experience. It's a pleasure to see they will live on with Chainmaillers.com
-Sarah Austin

Beaded Rosette

Use square profile rings to create a solid shape that doesn't droop and so is perfect to be used as a large pendant, or a window or Christmas decoration.

This rosette came about by combining the Celtic Pendant and the Glass Ring Celtic Necklace projects and uses the same ring sizes (with the addition of one new size).

You can make a simple pendant from the centre part of the rosette - see the Celtic Pendant project, click here.

The outer ring of helms weave can also be made into a necklace with glass rings hanging from it, click here.​

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Materials

The finished Rosette measures 7cm and you will need:
  • 12 small silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 5.2mm, WD 1.00mm - A
  • 24 medium silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 5.9mm, WD 1.2mm - B
  • 6 large silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 8.3mm, WD 1.6mm - C
  • 12 royal blue square wire anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.65mm - D
  • 24 ice blue square wire anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.65mm -D
  • 13 extra large silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.6mm - E
  • 12 larger medium silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm - F
  • 12 cobalt Czech glass pony beads, 6mm
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Steps 1-5 make the centre of the rosette and is the same as the Celtic Pendant project (see link above).

    Link twelve small silver closed rings (A) with one extra large silver ring (E).
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  2. Link one royal blue square ring (D) through two of the small rings (A) from step 1. Repeat, linking one square ring to adjacent small rings (A) until you have attached six royal blue square rings (D).
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  3. Using one medium ring (B) each time, link two adjacent royal blue square rings (D) until all the square rings are joined together.
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  4. Link one large silver ring (C) through one small silver ring (A) of one of the pairs from step 2 and one adjacent ring (A). Repeat until you have added six large rings (C). The medium rings (B), linked in the previous step, will sit within the large rings (C) just added.
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  5. You will now add the top layer of the celtic pendant using royal blue square rings (D). This top layer weaves through the same rings as the bottom layer of royal blue square rings.

    Weave one royal blue square ring (D) through one medium ring (B), through one pair of small rings (A) at the centre and the next medium ring (B) as shown by the red ring in the left-hand picture.

    Weave the remaining five royal blue square rings (D) as shown in the right-hand picture. The pendant will become stiffer as you add more of the square rings.
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  6. Steps 6-10 make the outer ring of the rosette and is similar to the Glass Ring Celtic Necklace project (see link above).

    Link two closed ice blue square rings (D) with one medium ring (B) as in the left-hand picture.

    Using one medium ring (B), link a second pair of closed ice blue square rings (D) to the first pair of ice blue square rings (D) and lay out as in the right-hand picture.
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  7. Weave one extra large silver ring (E) between the pairs of square ice blue rings from step 6 so that you encircle the silver medium ring (B) as in the left-hand picture.

    Fold back the square ice blue rings (D), attached on one side, to make it easier to close the extra large ring you have just woven (middle picture). Add one pony bead before closing the extra large silver ring (E).

    Reposition the folded back square ice blue rings over the new inner ring (E) just added, making sure that your pony bead is positioned at the top (right-hand picture).
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  8. Link two closed ice blue square rings (D) with one medium ring (B) to the last two ice blue square rings on the chain, as in the left-hand picture.

    Repeat step 7 to add the extra large inner ring (E) and the pony bead, as in the right-hand picture.

    Continue adding rings and pony beads in this way until your chain is twelve pairs of ice blue square rings (D) long. This is helms weave chain.
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  9. Position your helms chain into a circle and join with one medium ring (B) as in the top of the picture.
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  10. The left-hand picture shows a close-up of step 9.

    Weave one extra large silver ring (E) between the end pairs of square ice blue rings that you joined in step 9 so that you encircle the silver medium ring (B) as in the centre picture.

    Link one pony bead before closing the extra large silver ring (E) as in the right-hand picture.
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  11. Place the centre of the rosette made in steps 1-5 inside the circle of helms weave you have just made, so that you have pairs of ice blue and royal blue square rings opposite each other at twelve and six o'clock.
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  12. The two pieces of the rosette are joined with different sized rings which are shown in gold and red:
    • red ring = two larger medium rings (F), which join one pair of royal blue and one pair of ice blue square rings through the large ring (C).
    • Using one medium ring (B), join the pair of royal blue and one pair of ice blue square rings at twelve o'clock.

  13. Using one larger medium ring (F), weave through the intersection of the royal blue square rings (D) and the extra large silver ring (E) and link to the opposing ice blue square ring of the outer helms weave. Repeat on the next intersection.
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  14. Continue linking the two parts of the rosette together alternating between one medium ring (B) and two larger medium rings (F). You may find it easier to close the rings if you lay the rosette on your mat.
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Variations

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  • You can make the rosette in either two different coloured square rings or a single colour.
  • For Christmas decorations, try gold square rings with silver joining rings and red or matt silver pony beads.
  • The anodised rings are available in a wide range of colours in all the sizes used, alongside the many colours of pony beads - the combinations are endless!


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