While at a German Renaissance Faire, Rebeca Mojica saw several people wearing chain mail belts. She couldn’t find any place to buy them, so she decided to make one herself. Today she knows more than 100 weaves, including a dozen of her own creation.
Bracelet 7 1⁄2 x 5⁄8 in. (19.1 cm x 16 mm)
- Sterling silver jump rings
- 36 14-gauge (AWG 1.63 mm), 3⁄8 in. inner diameter (ID)
- 4 14-gauge (AWG 1.63 mm), 19⁄64 in. ID
- 2–5 16-gauge (AWG 1.29 mm), 11⁄64 in. ID
- 18-gauge (AWG 1.02 mm), 3⁄16 in. ID anodized niobium jump rings
- 38 color A (spring green blend)
- 36 color B (daybreak blend)
- Toggle clasp
Pink/purple variation, as shown in photos (o) through (y)
- 16-gauge (SWG 1.63 mm) aluminum jump rings
- 36 3⁄8 in. inner diameter (ID)
- 4 5⁄16 in. ID
- 2–5 11⁄64 in. ID
- 18-gauge (SWG 1.22 mm), 3⁄16 in. ID aluminum jump rings
- 38 color A (violet)
- 36 color B (pink)
- Toggle clasp
- Chain mail toolbox
- Beading mat
In photos (a) through (l), all closed jump rings for the base are shown in copper, and all open jump rings are shown in silver. If this is your first time weaving Half Persian 3-in-1, it is recommended that you use different colors or metals for the open and closed jump rings in the base to make the weave easier to learn. You will only attach new rings to rings of the other color/metal.
1. Close 18 3⁄8-in. (large) jump rings and two 19⁄64-in. (medium) rings. Open the remaining large and medium rings with the right side toward you.