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Photo Tutorial Kinged Cloud Cover

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

Kinged Cloud Cover

A simple weave related to barrel weave, which looks very effective using two colours. Making a kinged weave just means using two rings each time instead of one. Cloud Cover is a chain maille weave by Chainge Maker.

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Materials

For a 19cm (7.5") bracelet, you will need:
  • 82 champagne anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 5.9mm, WD 1.2mm
  • 36 pastel mix anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 5.9mm, WD 1.2mm
  • 2 champagne anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 1.2mm - clasp rings
  • brass oxide small Anna's Tierracast toggle - 9.8x13mm
NOTE: Each component, including one joining ring, measures 2cm (about 3/4").

Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Link four closed champagne rings with two open champagne rings. Add two more champagne rings to make a 2-in-2 chain as shown in the left hand picture. Lay out the rings as shown, making sure they are orientated in exactly the same way as the picture.

    Flip the end left hand pair of rings towards the centre as shown by the red arrow and the right hand picture.
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  2. Flip the end right pair of rings towards the centre as shown by the red arrow (left hand picture).

    Your component will look like the right hand picture.
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  3. Weave one ice pink ring through the centre of the end pair of rings and the centre of the third pair of rings. This is very similar to weaving rings in barrel weave.

    The pictures show the woven ring from above and from the side.
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  4. Link a second ice pink ring in the same way as step 3 but through the centre of the last pair of rings and the centre of the second pair of rings. This will stabilise the component and make it easier to add the second pink rings in step 5.
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  5. Following the same pathways as the ice pink rings in steps 3 and 4, weave a second ice pink ring (left and right hand pictures).
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  6. Position your component as in the picture. Link one champagne ring up through the ice pink rings and end champagne rings as shown. This will further stabilise the weave.
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  7. Following steps 1-5, make a second component using ice blue rings instead of ice pink rings.

    You will now join the two components. Using one champagne ring, weave up through the ice pink and end champagne rings of the first component and down through the ice blue and end champagne rings of the second component.
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  8. Continue making components using ice pink, ice blue, lavender and ice green contrast rings. Join each component as you make them until your chain is the desired length. Finish with a single ring.
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  9. You will now attach the clasp.

    Using one clasp ring each time, link the toggle ring and toggle bar to the single end ring.
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Variations

  • One component with a single stabilising ring at each end makes a perfect earring. Add beads, such as size 6 seed beads, to the end single ring or attach beaded headpins.
  • Try silver or gold with your favourite colour or shades of one colour.
  • For neutral colours, try silver and gold or black with ice black, silver or gold.

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