How to Start a 3-in-3 Chain with a Twist

by Sue Ripsch, Author and Chainmaille Artist,

See how to begin a chainmaille weave called 3 in 3 chain with a twist via this unique visual demonstration by renowned chain mail artist and teacher Sue Ripsch.

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Begin with a length of scrap wire. Create a loop with the wire then twist the ends closed. (This will provide a grip to work with when attaching jump rings.) Pass the following jump rings through the wire tie then close: one smooth round, one twisted round and one smooth round.
Pass the following jump rings through the previous set of jump rings then close: one twisted round, one smooth round and one twisted round.
Continue to alternate sets of smooth / twisted / smooth and twisted / smooth / twisted jump rings, attaching each new set to the previous until the desired length is achieved.

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