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Photo Tutorial Helms Christmas Tree Decoration

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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

Helms Christmas Tree Decoration

Why not try making this Christmas tree using helms weave? By using different combinations of rings, you can make a tree decoration. The finished Christmas tree measures 4.5 x 5.5cm and could be used as a pendant, Christmas cards or as a decoration.

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Materials

You will need:
  • 30 x green anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm (A)
  • 10 x shiny gold anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm (B)
  • 20 x mixed colour anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 1.2mm (C)
  • 26 x green anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 0.81mm (D)
  • 5 x brown anodised aluminium machine cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.29mm or brown anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm (E)
  • 2 x brown anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 1.2mm (F)
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth faced chain nose, bent nose or flat nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Close all the green rings (A) and brown rings (E). Link one ring (C) to two green rings (A) – this ring (C) is the starter ring.

  2. Link one ring (C) to two more green rings (A) and the green rings added in the previous step. Add a second ring (C).
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  3. Weave one gold ring (B) between the first pair of green rings so that you encircle the two rings (C). Fold back the top green ring (A), which is attached on only one side. Close the gold ring (B). Return the folded back ring over the new gold inner ring.
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  4. Link one ring (C) to two more green rings (A) and the last two green rings added. Add a second ring (C).
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  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice, adding pairs of rings (C). This is the first row.
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    It should look like this:
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  6. To make the second row, repeat steps 1 to 5 using three pairs of rings (C).
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  7. To make the third row, repeat steps 1 to 5 using two pairs of rings (C).
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  8. To make the fourth row, repeat steps 1 to 5 using one pair of rings (C).
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  9. Repeat steps 1 to 5, using only brown rings (E and F) to make the trunk.
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  10. Remove the starter rings from each row of rings. Link the first and second rows using green rings (D).
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  11. Referring to the main picture, link the third and fourth rows to the first two rows as in step 10.
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  12. Link one pair of rings (A) at the top of your tree with two rings (D).
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  13. Add two hanging rings (D) to this last pair of rings.
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  14. Referring to the main picture, link the trunk to the base of your tree using green rings (D).
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