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Photo Tutorial Stretchy Full Persian

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-Sarah Austin

Stretchy Full Persian

Make a stretchy full persian bangle using o-rings.

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Materials

You will need:
  • 62 red EPDM rubber o-rings, ID 7.9mm, WD 1.63mm
  • 62 silver anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 8.3mm, WD 1.6mm
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers


Instructions

  1. Link four o-rings with two silver jump rings and lay out the rings as shown.
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  2. Position the end o-rings on either side of the first pair of o-rings so that the end o-rings make a 'V'.
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  3. Place a piece of wire to make a pathway at the point where the four o-rings intersect. In step 4, you will link two silver rings following the path of the black wire.
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  4. Following the pathway shown in step 4, link one silver ring and add two o-rings before closing the silver ring. Repeat with a second silver ring. Position the o-rings as shown.
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  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until your stretchy chain is the desired length.
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  6. Position the two ends of your chain as shown. The start of the chain is on the right hand side. The silver rings you will open in step 7 are shown with an arrow.
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  7. Look carfully at the pattern of the rings. Joining the weave is a continuation of the weave's pattern.

    Open one of the silver ring as indicated by the arrow in step 6. Link the two o-rings at the end of the chain (the end is on the left hand side) and close the silver ring. Repeat with the second silver ring - your chain should look like the picture.
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  8. Turn the chain on its side ready to add the last two silver rings in step 9.
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  9. The last two silver rings added are shown as gold rings in the picture. Push apart the two silver rings on the left hand side to make a 'V' shape. Link one silver ring through the intersection of the four o-rings and in between the two silver rings you have just positioned into a 'V'. Weave the same ring through the next pair of o-rings but on the outside of the next silver 'V'. Repeat on the other side to complete the new 'V' and so join the chain.
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Variations

  • Use two o-ring colours in an alternate pattern and joined with silver anodised aluminium jump rings.
  • Use the same coloured anodised and o-ring colours together and make a bangle with blocks of colour.
  • Use anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 8.3mm, WD 1.6mm, throughout instead of o-rings and attach a clasp.


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