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Photo Tutorial Sprite Star

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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

Sprite Star

Playing around with Lunautumn's Sprite Chain, I came up with a pendant version. Once all the rings are added, this makes a solid pendant that holds its shape perfectly.

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Materials

For the pendant, you will need:
  • 2 large black ice anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.6mm - A
  • 14 medium black ice anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm - B
  • 14 medium red anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm - C
  • 28 black ice anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 5.2mm, WD 1.00mm - D
  • 35 small black ice anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.3mm, WD 1.00mm - E
  • 21 small red anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.3mm, WD 1.00mm - F
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Weave two large black ice rings A through fourteen closed black ice rings D.
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  2. Link two medium red rings C through pairs of the black ice rings D added in step 1.
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  3. Using one small black ice ring E each time, link the pairs of medium red rings C.
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  4. Link one medium black ice ring B through one black ice ring D of one of the pairs from step 2 and one adjacent black ice ring D. Repeat six more times.

    Turn over and repeat on the other side so that both sides are the same.
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  5. Close fourteen small black ice rings E and open fourteen black ice rings D.

    Link one black ice ring D at the outer edge where the medium red rings C and medium black ice rings B intersect. Add two closed rings black ice E before closing.

    Weave a second black ice ring D through the pair of small closed black ice rings E just added and through the intersection of the adjacent medium red and black ice rings (B and C).

    Repeat six more times.
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  6. Link one small black ice ring E to a pair of black ice rings D at the centre and flip inwards (LH picture).

    Flip one of the outer rings E inwards (RH picture).
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  7. Weave one small red ring F through the centre flipped black ice ring E, the small black ice ring E linking the large red rings C that were added in step 3, and the outer flipped black ice ring E. The right hand picture shows the pathway of this ring.
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  8. Repeat step 7 to add a second small red ring F.
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  9. Repeat steps 6-8 six more times (LH picture).

    Turn over and repeat steps 6-8 linking only one red ring F (RH picture). If the pendant seems floppy add a second small red ring E.
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Variations

  • Use silver with a contrasting colour such as royal blue, purple, or green.
  • Use gold with a contrasting colour such as black or try matt white with champagne.
  • Use a light and dark shade of the same colour such as lavender and purple.
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