Chainmaille Tutorial - Dragon's Eye - PDF - Chainmail Weave - Expert Level

Chainmaille Tutorial - Dragon's Eye - PDF - Chainmail Weave - Expert Level



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EXPERT level chainmaille project

Dragon's Eye
by Lisa Smeltzer

Dragon's Eye pendant combines two classic chainmaille weaves (Europen 4-in-1 and Half Persian 3-in-1) into one eye-catching final piece. We recommend learning this project using two different base metals and two colors of anodized aluminum rings as shown to make it easier to follow along with the tutorial.

Steady Hands Required: Portions of this piece are extremely tight and difficult to weave. A steady hand is required to create this pendant. You may also wish to have a set of chain nose or other narrow-nosed pliers on hand to close rings in more challenging spots.

Dragon's Eye is a large and hefty pendant -- approx 2.5" (6 cm) across. If you'd like to resize to a smaller pendant, try using our weave resizing widget to determine possible ring sizes based on a smaller wire diameter -

Prerequisite: Proficiency in at least 8 chainmaille weaves, including European 4-in-1 (Mesh) - and Half Persian 3-in-1 -

** If you need the large "X12" rings for the pendant, they can be purchased here: **

5 full-color, high-resolution, print-quality pages are included, detailing each and every step with clear, descriptive text and excellent photos.

This is in the form of a PDF, which can be automatically downloaded via Etsy's downloads page. You will receive an email with instructions for how to download the PDF. Both left- and right-handed PDFs are included with your download.

This is pattern created by Lisa Smeltzer (Derda) exclusively for Blue Buddha Boutique.

Reprinting with the intention of redistributing or selling this tutorial is strictly prohibited without permission from Blue Buddha Boutique. You must become an authorized distributor to resell or teach from this tutorial. This item is intended for personal use only.


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