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  European 4-in-1 Diamond Pendant

 
By: Lauren Andersen The ChainMaille Lady™
Techniques: ChainMaille, European 4-in-1 Weave
Skill Level: Advanced
Materials: 
• 81 Silver Plated Beadalon™ Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings size 18g 9/64” 
• 40 Black Beadalon™ Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings size 18g 9/64”
• 1 Beadalon™ Pendant Bail 
• 1 Paper Clip
• Set Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Tool Set – One Pair Bent Nose Pliers & One Pair Chain Nose Pliers


: DWEUROPEAN
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Instructions
 

Preliminary Steps 

Close 16 silver plated jump rings & open the remaining 65 silver plated jump rings.  Close 4 black jump rings and open the remaining 36 black jump rings.

For these instructions I will be using much larger colored jump rings to enable you to see the technique.  I am using large yellow aluminum jump rings in place of the silver plated jump rings and large pink aluminum jump rings in place of the black jump rings

Step #1

With 1 open pink (black)  jump ring scoop up the paper clip, before closing add 2 pre-closed pink (black) jump rings.  Close the pink (black) jump ring.

Step #2

With the 2 pre-closed pink (black) jump rings added in step 1 make mouse ears by flipping one jump ring to the left and one jump ring to the right.  Notice that the open pink (black) jump ring from step 1 looks like the mouse’s forehead.  If you do not see the forehead as in the second picture the weave is facing the wrong way, flip it over.

Step #3

With an open yellow (silver)  jump ring go down through the front of the right ear, around the back of the forehead and back up through the back of the left ear.  Before closing the yellow (silver) jump ring add 2 pre-closed yellow (silver) jump rings. Close the yellow (silver) jump ring.

Step #4

With the 2 pre-closed yellow (silver) jump rings added in step 3 make mouse ears by flipping one jump ring to the left and one jump ring to the right.  Again, notice that the open yellow (silver) jump ring from step 3 looks like the mouse’s forehead

Step #5

With an open yellow (silver)  jump ring go down through the front of the right ear, around the back of the forehead and back up through the back of the left ear.  Before closing the yellow (silver) jump ring add 2 pre-closed yellow (silver) jump rings. Close the yellow (silver) jump ring.

Step #6

Repeat steps 4 & 5 an additional 6 times.

Step #7

Make mouse ears. With an open yellow (silver)  jump ring go down through the front of the right ear, around the back of the forehead and back up through the back of the left ear.  Before closing the yellow (silver) jump ring add 2 pre-closed pink (black) jump rings. Close the yellow (silver) jump ring.

Step #8

Make mouse ears.  With an open pink (black) jump ring scoop up the two closed pink (black) jump rings added in step 7. Close the pink (black) jump ring.

Step #9

I have used a beading awl to show the path of the next pink (black) open jump ring. With an open pink (black) jump ring and entering from the back of the jump rings, scoop up first the yellow (silver) jump ring and the pink (black) jump ring. Close the pink (black) jump ring.

Step #10

With an open yellow (silver) jump ring and entering from the back of the jump rings scoop up the next “free” yellow (silver) jump ring and only the yellow (silver) jump ring picked up in step 9. Close the yellow (silver) jump ring.

Step #11

Continue marching down the right side of the weave in this manner (repeat step 10 6 more times) until you get to the last jump ring to be added. The last jump ring to be added to this row will be a pink (black) jump ring.

Step #12

Beginning at the bottom of the weave, with an open pink (black) jump ring and entering from the front of the jump rings scoop up the pink (black) ring from step 11 and the yellow (silver) jump ring immediately behind it. Close the yellow (silver) jump ring.

Step #13

March up the right side of the weave by adding 6 yellow (silver) jump rings and one pink (black) jump ring.

Step #14

Continue the pattern by: Marching down with 1 pink (black), 5 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 1 pink (black), 4 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), 3 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 1 pink (black), 2 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), 1 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 2 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black).

Step #15

Flip the weave over and repeat the pattern by: Marching up with 1 pink (black), 7 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), 6 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 1 pink (black), 5 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), 4 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 1 pink (black), 3 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), 2 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 1 pink (black), 1 yellow (silver) & 1 pink (black). Marching up with 2 pink (black). Marching down with 1 pink (black), before closing add bail.

Artistic Wire Chain Maille European 4-in-1

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