Friday, November 28, 2014

Shop Small Handmade

Good Morning,

Today's gentle reminder is to shop your local and other small business for your holiday and gift giving needs.

Checkout these sites for great unique handmade items.

Etsy
Handmade Artists
The CraftStar

Shop with us via the links below.

The Alchemists Vessel-  Etsy

The Alchemists Vessel - The CraftStar

The Alchemists Vessel's shop on Handmade Artists is currently in vacation mode.

Please feel free to contact us here on the blog or via our handy e-mail: alchemistsvessel@gmail.com

Questions, comments, design ideas, we like them all.

You may also shop with us directly from this blog or our website.

Blog: Click the the Tab "Shop Square Market" at the top of this page, give the page a moment to load and you can shop a limited selection of our most popular items and One-Of-A-Kind Artisan pieces.  

Website:  Give the pages a perusal, see what we're all about.  You may find us at alchemistsvessel.net

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Encouraging you to shop small whether it be with us or your favorite small business.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Good Morning,

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.



Have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Trends 2014

Good Morning,

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and this morning the blog has some easy ideas to help out with decorating this season.

This years home decor, tree or table is all about the bling.  Shiny metallic Gold and Silver are the key to fashionable soirees.  Over-sized ribbons, garlands and pretty ornaments may be hung, placed or tucked on trees, walls or tables to make your room glitter.



Add a bit of color.  Get creative with shades and hues. Instead of Red and Green, try mixing it up a bit with soft blues (turquoise, pale powder blues or deep navy) or other pastel colors with contrasting deep tones can make for a lovely and tranquil tree or table center piece.


You can't go wrong with natural elements, and many can be found right in your own backyard.  Fallen tree limbs, a bit of wood, pine cones or burlap can make for a stunning and rustic down home feel.  Don't be afraid to re-purpose or recycle something.  A Lazy-Susan can make a wonderful centerpiece or place setting.  Raffia can adorn place cards or tie a napkin for a festive and unique accent.  Remember to let the wood dry out a little before crafting your decorations.



Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Featured Artist: Thunder Rose Leather

Good Morning,

Today's Featured Artist is Thunder Rose Leather.  You have seen this wonderful husband and wife team before on the blog, today I share their items from the shop in Etsy, you may also find them on Handmade Artists, as well.

I just love their work and one day I will own one of their beautiful bags. 

Gypsy crossbody purse with beaded turtle totem , Handmade leather crossbody bag with lots of fringe Designer handbag

This Gypsy crossbody purse has tied fringe front and back and a beaded turtle totem on the front of the bag. This bag features an inside pocket and one on the back. The adjustable four point braided strap measuring 48" can be worn over the shoulder or crossbody. Measurements are 9 1/2" tall x 8 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep. This is a great everyday bag.
****PLEASE NOTE**** The color of brown elkskin we are getting these days is darker than pictured here. It looks like this
https://www.etsy.com/listing/210807254/small-brown-handbag-fringed-crossbody?ref=shop_home_active_1
Please consider when purchasing this bag.


This item is MADE TO ORDER. Please read our policy on made to order items.

 

Chocolate handbag with a beaded wolf paw totem , Handmade fringed leather tote

ON SALE

This chocolate handbag with a beaded wolf paw totem is big and roomy. This fringed leather tote is made of chocolate brown elkskin and measures 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide 3 inches deep. It has an extra pocket inside and a comfortable 48 inch crossbody shoulder strap. We can make this bag in any color or combination of color you see in our shop and you can choose a different beadwork if you like. Let us know how long you like your strap.

This item is MADE TO ORDER. Please read our policy on made to order items.

 

Cream colored buckskin handbag , Fringed leather crossbody bag

ON SALE

This cream colored buckskin handbag is a great size for everyday use. It has an extra pocket inside to help keep you organized and a pocket outside on the back for easy access to your phone and keys. It measures 9.5 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. We can make the braided strap any length you like and we can make the bag in any of the colors you see in our shop. Just let us know.

This item is MADE TO ORDER. Please read our policy on made to order items.

 

Beaded baby moccasins , Leather baby moccasins , Infant moccasins

 ON SALE

These beaded baby moccasins fit a baby 6 months to 1 year old. They measure 4 1/2 inches heel to toe. The elkskin leather is very soft. The beautiful purple and rainbow glass beads are sewn directly to the leather, the old way. These are a great gift for mom and baby.
Props not included.


This item is MADE TO ORDER.
You will not receive the piece you see in the photos, we will make one similar for you.
Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to ship and take the time to read our shop policies about MADE TO ORDER items.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderrose/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Handmade in the USA by Thunder Rose Leather.

 

Beaded leather cuff , Black leather cuff , Beaded festival bracelet

ON SALE

This beaded leather cuff is made of soft black elkskin leather and has beaded chevrons. It closes with a magnetic snap. We make this cuff in 3 sizes. Small is 8.5 inches over all length, medium is 9.5 inches and large is 10.5 inches. When snapped the size is about 2 inches shorter so if your wrist size is 7 to 7.5 inches you would need the medium size. We can make this style cuff in any of the colors or combination of colors you see in our shop. Just let us know.

This item is MADE TO ORDER.
You will not receive the piece you see in the photos, we will make one similar for you.
Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to ship and take the time to read our shop policies about MADE TO ORDER items.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderrose/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Handmade in the USA by Thunder Rose Leather.

 

Thank you for stopping and having a look.

 The Alchemists  Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Know Your Chainmaille Weave

Good Morning,

Today I thought it might be fun to share samples of Chainmaille weaves.  

Most weaves have several names for whatever reason that may be and it has little to do with the origins of the pattern itself.

European 4-in-1 Weave.
A most common chainmaille weave.




Box Chain - Also Called "Inca Puno" or Queen's Chain. 






Byzantine Weave


Celtic Visions





Half Persian 3-in-1






Half Persian 4-in-1


Full Persian also called Foxtail



Helm Weave







Japanese 6-in-1 




Round







Spiral




 Dragonscale




Viperscale (created by Lady Lockout)







The Alchemists Vessel creates Chainmaille jewelry using these patterns, all samples and images above are made / taken by Alixandra of The Alchemists Vessel.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Five Great Gifts To Give List W14

Good Morning,

It's Tuesday and we have five great gift ideas from all over the web today.  The team on Etsy, the folks at Handmade Artists and The CraftStar.  Let's have a look.

From: Pink Buffalo Gallery

stretch bracelet rare lavander agate gemstone 12mm | elastic beaded bracelet semi precious stones


Stretch bracelet semi precious lavender agate made with 12mm round beads, beaded on strong stretch cord.

FREE SHIPPING

With 7” length, this stretch bracelet fit most wrists.
The size can be adjusted to fit your own measurements, please convo me for details.



glass bubbles pendant, fused glass necklace, glass pendant necklace, fused glass pendant,orange green red fused glass pendant necklace

Bubbles game, one of a kind, colorful fused glass necklace.

For those of you who like "the unusual", you will see a unique one of a kind necklace, a colorful pendant with bubbles, all arranged in layers for color contrast and beauty.

The necklace is Rectangle shape, size 1.36"x0.88", ( 3.4cmx2.2cm).

The fused glass pendant comes with a metal necklace 16" (40m) long.

Please make sure the size is right for you.

Colors may differ slightly from monitor to monitor as they not all screens are set the same, the photos are of the actual piece on sale.

Your custom is very important to me so in the unlikely event there should be a problem when you're item/s arrive please contact me straight away and I will resolve it quickly.

 

From: Reef Botanicals

Custom Gift Basket


This listing is for a gift basket made from any of our current products that add up to approximately $40.

When you order this item, I will contact you to discuss what you would like in your basket.  Please be available to discuss, as I cannot ship the basket until the contents are agreed and finalized!

This is the perfect gift for Chanukah, Christmas, or any other event.



Toy Soldier Earrings - Swarovski Crystals Rhinestone Rondelles

The toy soldier earrings are made with black Swarovski crystal flattened bicone beads, sapphire and light siam red Swarovski crystal cube beads, silver pewter daisy spacer beads, white Swarovski crystal pearls, crystal and gunmetal Swarovski rhinestone rondelle beads and black Swarovski teardrop beads for his hat. These earrings are so cute and festive, you really need a pair!

"Nutcracker Prince" earrings hang from sterling silver 20 gauge earwires and measure approximately 1 3/4" from the top of the earwire.

Your earrings will come on a decorative handmade earring card in a pretty organza bag.

Thank you very much for stopping by my shop.

 

From: Yankee Burrow

Yellow Abalone Shell Pendant Vintage

I found this beautiful yellow color abalone shell (I think) pendant at a local consignment shop, and quickly snatched it up.  It was dirty and tarnished, but still the golden color shone through, so I took it home and cleaned it up.  I strung it on a simple cord and ribbon necklace that measures 18" from end to end with a 2" extension.  The pendant itself measures 1 1/2".

There is no marking on the silver so I could not do much research on it, and since I am not a gemologist, I can not guarantee that the stone is abalone shell, but that is what other, more knowledgeable, jewelers have suggested.

Regardless, this is a beautiful piece of vintage jewelry.



Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shop News: Stainless Steel Chainmaille

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share a couple of new items in the shop.  New listing may be found exclusively on The CraftStar.

Handcrafted from Stainless Steel, these pieces may also be made in 14Kt Gold-plated or Sterling Silver-plated jump rings.  Rings are hand spun and cut, and finished with matching findings and clasps.

We like custom work.  Want something made to a specific length or perhaps a different bead color?  Looking for something with a gemstone?  We have  traditional and alternative birthstones / genuine gemstone beads for January - December.  Send us an e-mail, contact us through the shop via a convenient link right from the items page.

Foxtail Chainmaille Bracelet

Sleek, supple, sophisticated, and simple.  This lovely chainmaille bracelet is slim and sensuous in stainless steel.  Great for a power piece at the office, perfect for a first date night conversation starter, or just an easy piece to match with your favorite outfit anytime you like.

Terrific for Fantasy Film or Event attire, Cos-play, Role-play, SCA or LARP costuming needs.  Makes a great gift for Viking or Game of Thrones fans.

8" total length, including clasp.  Handcrafted from 20g 6mm Stainless Steel jump rings, and woven in the Full Persian, also called "Fox-tail", maille pattern.  Finished with a matching Lobster Claw clasp.

*May be made to desired length.  Also available in 14Kt Gold-plated or Silver-plated rings upon request.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Please see our Ready-to-Wear selection of Chainmaille in the shop, or contact us about a special all your own.
Ask us about multi-item and Wholesale discounts.



  
Stainless Steel Diamond Chainmaille Earrings


Stunning, sleek, sturdy, simple.  These pretty earrings are great for the Office, Date Night, or a your favorite jeans and t-shirt combination.  Silver-tone Stainless Steel will go with everything in your wardrobe.

Perfect for Fantasy Film or Event attire, Cos-play, Role-play or other costume needs.

Total length is about 1-3/4" from ear lobe.  Handcrafted from 18g 6mm Stainless Steel jump rings, woven in the European 4-in-1 Pattern creating a lovely Diamond shape.  Finished with matching ear wires.

Also available in Silver-plated or 14Kt Gold-plated jump rings.

*Customization:  Gemstone beads may be added or the Earrings may be made shorter upon request.

Arrives boxed ready for gift giving.

Please see our selection of Ready-To-Wear items in the shop.



Lacy Steel Stainless Steel Chainmaille Necklace

Strong and supple, light and lacy.  This pretty collar will go with everything in your wardrobe.

16.5" long, including clasp.  18g Stainless Steel is hand spun, cut and linked in the European 4-in-1 pattern, accented with Czech Glass beads in "Hematite".  Finished with a matching Lobster Claw Clasp.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Ask us about multiple item and wholesale order discounts.


Kay Chainmaille Round Stainless Steel Bracelet

This bold and beautiful bracelet is perfect for him or her.  Great for the office or a weekend get away.  Wow her on date night, interest him at the show.  Wherever you choose to wear this gorgeous band it is sure to be a hit, or at least a conversation starter.  Named after "Sir Kay", King Arthur's bother, the band stands up from the wrist forming a lovely deep silver-tone 3 dimensional circle that flows across the skin, and catches the light for a subtle shine with movement.

Terrific for Fantasy Film or Event attire, Cos-play, S.C.A., L.A.R.P., Role-playing, Game of Thrones or Viking costume needs.

8" total length, including clasp.  Hand crafted from 18g 6mm jump rings woven in the Round Maille pattern, finished with a matching Lobster Claw clasp.  Clasp may be changed to toggle or magnetic barrel clasp at no additional charge upon customer request.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.



Raven Charm Stainless Steel Chainmail Necklace


A Ravens Nook exclusive.  Big, bold and bright, this strong and simplified necklace makes a great statement piece without being overwhelming.  One of a limited selection of three pendants, this stylized Raven / Bird skull is perfect for Goth or Rocker fashions, Film or Fantasy Event Attire, Cos-play or LARP costume needs.  Amulet, Charm, Talisman, or just a really interesting pendant, this unique piece is sure to spice up any wardrobe.

Appropriate for men or women.  Elegant, exciting, weird and wonderful all in one powerful pendant.

Chain is 18" long including clasp, and is woven with 18g Stainless Steel jump rings in a twisted double link pattern.  Finished with a Lobster Claw and Tab clasp.

Pendant is 1-3/4" x 3/4", silver plated over brass, with hollow back making it lightweight.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How To Remove A Stuck Finger Ring

Good Morning,

Today we have a brief video on how to remove a stuck finger ring without cutting it off.  Thanks to Dr. Simon Carley and his colleagues at the Centre for Evidence Based Emergency Care at Manchester Metropolitan University for posting this video on you tube.






You don't have to be a patient to remove a ring.  We urge you to be careful and remind you that this is for information purposes.  Please don't go out and try to get your rings stuck on fingers just to try this technique.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Five Great Gits To GIve List V14

Good Morning,

Today's list comes from five different shops on The CraftStar.

From: Jo L Arts Original Art and Prints

Print, Black and White Scarab beetle from original Pen drawing

Print of an original pen drawing. This drawing took several days to complete and was created when working long hours (10-12 hr days) and was a means to unwind after such a long days.

I scanned the completed picture just after it was completed, fortunately so as the original is now damaged and unsellable. Although I'm inclined to think that the print has turned out much better than the original.

Paper dimensions 440 mm x 320mm ( 17 1/4 x 12 1/2") Scarab size, 31mm x 22mm (12 1/4 x 8 3/4") The print is printed on 190 gsm acid free Watercolour paper with pigment inks. Provided the print is not placed in direct sunlight, the lifetime of this print is approx. 120-150 yrs.

The print is signed and dated and is sold unframed.


From: Sparkle From Grace Boutique

Masquerade Mask


Amazing Handmade Masquerade Mask with details. Perfect for a wedding, a dance, a ball and more!!!! Amazing details, high quality hand made!!!

Ships Priority!!


From: Jenn's Baskets

Frosty the Snowman

This is an adorable handwoven "basket" snowman. The body is woven with reed, then painted. A face is hand painted on to each snowman and then he is embellished with a hat scarf buttons etc. He also gets a pair of hand painted boots and mittens to finish him off. Your snowman will come gift packaged in clear cellophane and a gift card is attached for gift giving purposes Snowmen are a great winter decoration to leave up even after the holidays. This Frosty makes a great gift and will be appreciated by whoever you give it to. Frosty is about 9" tall and 5-6" in diameter at its widest.


From: The Needle House

Knit Dishcloths by The Needle House in Black and White Gift Set


I have put together a gift set of 3 dishcloths, 2 pot holders and 2 scrubbies for your gift giving.

My dishcloths are made of 100% cotton with a unique texture that aids in the cleaning of your dishes and makes them super absorbent for wiping up spills.  They measure approximately 9 1/2 x 11 inches.  Machine wash/dry.

The pot holders are crocheted with acrylic yarn and are double thickness for added protection.  They also make nice hot pads/trivets.  They measure approximately 7 x 7 inches.  Machine wash/dry.

The crocheted nylon net scrubbies are approximately 3 1/4 inches and have many jobs.  They will clean your teflon pots and pans without scratching, glass top stove, great for cleaing fresh fruits and vegetables or you can use them to clean the bathroom fixtures.  

They can be washed on the top shelf of your dishwasher or in the washing machine.  Let air dry.

Made in my smoke free home.

This set comes in the gift box as shown until Christmas.


From: The Alchemists Vessel
  
Vespers Chainmaille Watch
Vespers is the Latin word for Evening. This pretty little piece is just in time to add a bit of sparkle to your evenings. Reminiscent of the twilight hours, lovely Purple Czech glass beads accent the band also adorned with a Swarovski Crystal Heart in an Aurora Borealis (AB) Finish.

8-1/2" Silver plated wire is hand-spun, cut, beaded and linked in the Full Persian weave, accented with purple Czech Glass beads and a Swarovski Crystal Heart Charm. Stainless Steel watch face and locking (screw down) magnetic clasp finish the piece. May be made to desired length.

Also available in Red, Pink and Crystal Silver-lined (clear) Czech Glass.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.


Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Featured Artist: The Alchemists Vessel

Good Morning,

I have run out of participating artists.  I am sure there will be more soon.   Today's blog is shameless self-promoting. 





Mind, Body, Spirit.  Specializing in Chainmaille, Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry. Thank you so much for stopping by to view the hand crafted offerings. Like what you see but don't see what you like? Custom work is available. All items are handmade with love and attention to detail. We believe that our customers are unique, and so to our jewelry.

Selections from the Shop on The CraftStar.  Now featuring a new materials including 14Kt Gold-plated and Stainless Steel Jump Rings.

  
Sky Genuine Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring


This gorgeous little ring is just right for ring or pinky fingers.  Genuine raw Turquoise has been hand set in a handmade Sterling Silver setting.  Would make a fabulous December Birthday Gift.

US Size 6-6.5, Sterling Silver Ring Stock and twisted accents have been hand forged in to a ring setting and finished with a 6mm raw genuine Turquoise gemstone cabochon.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

This item is not customizable.

Please see our selection of ready to wear items in the shop.

Sterling Silver and Genuine Turquoise Gemstone Cross

21" total length, the Sterling Silver cross is 1 x 3/4" at widest point, this pretty little cross is hand forged from start to finish. Cut from a Sterling Silver sheet and hand stamped with an arrow like design for a Southwestern appeal. Hand cleaned and polished. Some of the tool marks are visible on the back along with the "Sterling" mark. Hand set with a genuine Turquoise cabochon and matching beads along the chain.

The chain is Sterling Silver 1.5mm Fine Figaro pattern and finished with a Sterling Silver Lobster Claw Clasp.

Arrives boxed ready for gift giving.

Half and Half Chainmaille Bracelet

This elegant bracelet is simple and slinky, sleek and smooth.  Silver and 14Kt Gold-plated sides give this bracelet a rich and sophisticated appeal.  Lightweight and comfortable for all day wear.  Jazz up that Office Outfit, Date Night dress or casual weekend outfit.

8" total length.  Handcrafted in 5mm 20g silver-plated and 14Kt Gold-plated jump rings, linked in the Round Maille weave.  Finished with a matching Lobster-claw clasp.  May be changed to spring or Toggle clasp upon request at no additional charge.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

May be made to desired length.

Please see our selection of ready to wear items in the shop.

Ladies Lace Chainmaille Necklace

Lovely, lacy, delicate and feminine.   This gorgeous gold-plated chainmaille collar will add a touch of flair and an air of mystery to any outfit in your wardrobe.  Accented with beautiful Sapphire (Silver-lined) Czech glass beads for a dash of color and sophistication.  One of this Fall's must have colors, the deep rich blue will compliment you and your outfit.  Jazz up that tailored office suit, or pretty date night dress, goes great with your favorite top and comfy jeans.  Matching earrings are included.

Makes a terrific September Birthday gift.  Perfect for Film or Event attire, Cos-play, Role-play, SCA, LARP or other costume needs.  Surprise a "Game of Thrones" or History Channel's "Vikings" fan with a bit of Maille.

16.5" total length.  Handcrafted from 20g 14Kt Gold-plated (over brass) wire, hand spun on a 5mm mandrel, cut and woven in the European 4-in-1 pattern for a pretty and delicate lacy look.  Finished with a matching 14Kt Gold-plated Toggle clasp.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

*This item may be made in a variety of Czech Glass bead colors and to desired length.  Please contact the shop with your request.  Let us help you design that special piece that is all your own.

Please see our selection of other Ready-To-Wear items in the shop.

Ask us about multiple item and Wholesale discounts.


Raven Charm Stainless Steel Chainmail Necklace

A Ravens Nook exclusive.  Big, bold and bright, this strong and simplified necklace makes a great statement piece without being overwhelming.  One of a limited selection of three pendants, this stylized Raven / Bird skull is perfect for Goth or Rocker fashions, Film or Fantasy Event Attire, Cos-play or LARP costume needs.  Amulet, Charm, Talisman, or just a really interesting pendant, this unique piece is sure to spice up any wardrobe.

Appropriate for men or women.  Elegant, exciting, weird and wonderful all in one powerful pendant.

Chain is 18" long including clasp, and is woven with 18g Stainless Steel jump rings in a twisted double link pattern.  Finished with a Lobster Claw and Tab clasp.

Pendant is 1-3/4" x 3/4", silver plated over brass, with hollow back making it lightweight.

Arrives boxed, ready for gift giving.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  In hope that inspiration may strike and you'll shop with us this Holiday Season.

The Alchemsits Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

 




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Box, Inca Puno, Queen's Chain Tutorial

Good Morning,

Today we feature a How To for a simple chainmaille weave.  I have seen this weave in many different places and it is always called one of three names by the mailler: Box, Inca Puno or Queen's Chain.

The end result is a square or box-like chain.

Let's begin with materials.  I have used multicolored aluminum jump rings available at most craft stores.  I use them for practice and demonstration, I would not recommend them for a finished project.  They are about 16 gauge with a 10mm outer diameter by Darice. (Purchased at Jo-Ann's Fabric and Craft Stores)

NOTE:  Three different colors of rings have been used for demonstration purposes and in hopes of illustrating the written instruction.  Single color rings may also be used.
 
Open 54 jump rings  
18 Pink  
18 Blue  
18 Green
 
2. Close two rings. (Pink)
 
3. Place two closed on a twist tie or piece of scrap wire.  

Step 3

4. Slide an open ring (Blue) through the two closed rings, close the ring. 


Step 4

5. Add one more open ring (Blue) to the rings.



Step5


Your chain should now look like this.


6.  Add two more open rings (Green) to the Blue rings.




Your unit has six rings and looks like this.




Here comes the tricky part.

7.  Pick up the unit and fold the last two rings (green) down and back against the rings below them (pink), one on either side of the chain.  This will form a Triangle shape.

Step 7

8.  Gently push the folded rings forward. Until they touch the rings in front of them.  It will look like this.

Step 8

 9.  Separate the last pair of rings (blue) to create an "eye".  Turn the unit 1/4 turn.

Step 9, separate the rings
1/4 Turn - The space is the "eye"

10.  Slide an open ring (Pink) through the eye, capturing the inside pair of rings (Green) and close it.   

Step 10
 
Close the ring in Step 10




11. Repeat step 10.

Slide second ring through the eye next to the first ring


Step 11 close the second ring

Your unit should now look like this.
Pink rings "lock" the unit into place, creating the first "knot".

12.  Slide an open jump ring (Blue) through the last two rings (pink) added.

Step 12
13. Repeat step 12.

Step 12 complete

*Repeat steps 7 - 13 to complete the chain.

Fold blue rings back

Repeat step 7 - Blue Rings are folded OVER the pink rings and back against the blue rings.  One on either side of the chain.
 
Push blue rings forward and rotate 1/4 turn


 Add a Green ring.

Repeat step 10
and close the ring.


 One more time.


Continue adding pairs of rings until your chain reaches the desired length.  The ring count here should make for nice length of chain to get the hang of the weave.

Five "knots" completed

The last rings added (Green) will finish the chain's last knot, and lock the units into place.





This makes very pretty jewelry, or a key-chain or purse fob decoration.

We hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial.

Thank you for stopping and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

**Instructions taken from In Chains, a forthcoming e-book authored by Alixandra Browning of The Alchemists Vessel.  Follow the link for the blog (Chainmailled) in progress.