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How to Start a Box Chain Weave

Presented by Sue Ripsch, Author and Chainmaille Artist,
Instructions by Jennifer, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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STEP 1
Place two jumprings on a spare piece of wire then twist the ends of the wire together, securing the jumprings and creating a "handle". These jumprings are connectors to the clasp.
STEP 2
Pass one jumpring through the previous two jumprings then close. Attach a second jumpring through the same path as the previous, creating a 2-2 chain. These will be referred to as the second set of jumprings.
STEP 3
Repeat Step 2, adding two more jumprings through the two previous jumprings added to the chain, creating a 2-2-2 chain. These will be referred to as the third set of jumprings.
STEP 4
Flip over the chain so that the third set of jumprings added is on top. Bring one jumpring down, to either side of the first set, so that the second set is now on top. Turn the chain 90-degrees then spread the second set apart so that the third set is now visible in the center.

Pass one jumpring through the third set of jumprings, between the second set, then attach a second jumpring through the same path creating locking rings and the beginning of the next 2-2 chain.

Note: The top jumprings may fall to the sides but will easily flip back in place by pulling the handle.
STEP 5
Pass one jumpring through the locking rings then close. Attach a second jumpring through the same path as the previous, creating a 2-2 chain.
STEP 6
Bring one of the previous jumprings down, to either side of the third set of jumprings, so that the locking rings are now visible. Turn the chain 90-degrees then spread locking rings apart so that the third set is not visible in the center.

Pass one jumpring through the two center jumprings then attach a second jumpring through the same path creating a second set of locking rings.
STEP 7
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to the desired length of chain.

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