Mobius Knot Jewellery

This simple but effective necklace and earring set is based on a the chainmaille technique of the mobius knot. Jump rings are linked together to look like a knot or rosette.

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The mobius knot is a simple (if slightly fiddly) technique using jump rings connected together to make a knot or rose type design. Two points to mention 1. if you don’t know how to open and close jump rings pop on over to my tutorial to learn 2. Jump rings from different suppliers might not work in the same way, due to the terribly complex sounding ‘aspect ratio’. All this means is that jump rings can be made from different thicknesses, or gauges’ of wire, even if they are the same outer diameter.  Its not a problem, you just may have to add another or take away a ring if the design isn’t sitting nicely.

The mobius ring is based on the mathematical Mobius Strip –“a one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end” , or for the non-mathematical of us, its a bit like when a magician links solid rings together! Read more

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Wire Chain Link Necklace DIY

We all need a necklace that goes with everything, and this easy wire-work DIY is just that! Using wire, chain and some jump rings, you can create this light weight but detailed design, the perfect necklace for taking you from daytime to a night out!

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How to Open and Close Jump Rings

Learning to make jewellery is really fun,  but it can be a bit confusing to know how to use all those little bits of metal that connect your jewellery together. These metal components are called findings. Jump rings are findings that look like little circles of wire, and they attach things together, clasps to chain for example. If you don’t correctly open or close them it can not only look untidy, but can mean your jewellery can come apart. But, its really simple to use them effectively! Read more

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