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• The green rings spiraling around the yellow rings in the center should all be pointing in the same direction (leaning to the right or to the left). If they don't, re-open any green ring out of place, and adjust its angle relative to the blue ring within it. Re-close the green ring.

A Place a closed blue ring so that C Pass an open green ring through ™ it is sandwiched between the the original two yellow rings, and two yellow rings, next to the first blue the new blue closed ring added in ring. Step 4. Close the green ring.

■y Open 96 green rings, close 64 yellow rings, and close 65 blue rings.

Starting with one bobble unit, grasp one blue ring on the first bobble unit, and sandwich it bctwoon two new closed yellow rings. Take an open green ring, and pass it through the blue ring from the first unit, and the two new closed yellow rings as in Step 4.

C Repeat Steps 4-5 with another ^ blue closed ring and another green open ring. Close the green ring, and complete the first bobble unit or bobble earring. If you're making earrings, open one of the blue rings, add the earwire, and re-close the ring. Repeat for the other earring.

■y Open 96 green rings, close 64 yellow rings, and close 65 blue rings.

Starting with one bobble unit, grasp one blue ring on the first bobble unit, and sandwich it bctwoon two new closed yellow rings. Take an open green ring, and pass it through the blue ring from the first unit, and the two new closed yellow rings as in Step 4.

"i n Repeat Steps 7-9 until you ' ^ have 32 units (32 yellow centers) in a line. The bottom has a fringe of blue rings along it, while the top does not.

O Repeat Steps 4-5 twice to add two more pairs of blue rings and green rings to the second unit.

•jj To finish a necklace, open four smaller blue rings, and pass two of them through the last blue ring on each end of the chain. Close the rings.

■j O Open two green rings. On one end of the chain, pass a green ring through the two smaller blue rings. Close the green ring.

Amanda Shero Gran ström is a fiber and jewelry artist living in both Buffalo, N.Y. and Portland, Ore. She enjoys making and designing wire and chain maille jewelry and offers instruction, kits, and supplies on her Web site at RedEftShibori.com. E-mail her at amanda(®redeftshibo ri.com

• Every unit shares the center yellow rings of the unit next to it.

• When making this chain, always add new green open rings to the same side (left or right) of the previous green ring that was added, so that every unit's green rings end up spiraling in the same direction as the unit next to it.

• Picture the units as equilateral triangles lined up with one corner pointing downward and the other two corners touching other units around the neckline. The difference between the top and bottom of the chain causes the necklace to curve gracefully around the neck.

"i n Repeat Steps 7-9 until you ' ^ have 32 units (32 yellow centers) in a line. The bottom has a fringe of blue rings along it, while the top does not.

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■|0 On the other end of the chain, pass the other green ring through the two smaller blue rings, and through the ring on the end of the lobster clasp. Close the green ring. Q

O Repeat Steps 4-5 twice to add two more pairs of blue rings and green rings to the second unit.

•jj To finish a necklace, open four smaller blue rings, and pass two of them through the last blue ring on each end of the chain. Close the rings.

Q When laid flat, every yellow ^ center should have three blue rings around it horizontally, and three green rings around it vertically. The top row will have three blue rings in a row, and the bottom will only have two blue rings in a row. Add new units to the top row (the row with more blue rings).

■j O Open two green rings. On one end of the chain, pass a green ring through the two smaller blue rings. Close the green ring.

TOOLS & SUPPLIES

• 2" x 3" piece of 36-gauge copper sheet

• 2" x 2" piece of 36-gauge aluminum sheet

• Vi6" silver eyelet

• Chain nose pliers

• Round nose pliers

• Flat nose pliers

• Flush cutters

• Small flower paper punch

• Chasing hammer

• Paper corrugators

• Eyelet setter (optional)

• Soft pad for punching holes

• Steel bench block

• Utility scissors to cut metal sheet

• Black felt tip marker

• Die cut machine (optional)

• Embossing folder (optional)

Resources: Copper wire from Fire Mountain

Gems & Beads, firemountaingems.com; eyelets from www.volcanoarts.biz; copper and aluminum sheet by Create with Metal from Hobby Lobby; flower punch by Paper Shapers®; oval punch and paper corrugators by Fiskars®; flower embossing folder by Cuttlebug ™; and die cut machine is the Big Kicks by Sizzix. ™ Eyelet setter, awl, and soft pad by Making Memories™. Most of the card making tools can be found at your local craft store.

Photo of finished piece by Jim tawson, all other photos courtesy of the author.

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