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I am planning a dragonscale necklace and would like to know if anyone has successfully created a 90-degree connection like the one in this necklace: http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/gallery/image/5135-lbd-necklace-little-black-dress/?  If so, how did you do it? I can't picture how to join the ends at that angle. If this does not work, I will just have to put in something focal for the center to create the pivot.

 

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Nancy

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Not sure this gives you exactly what you are asking for, but: http://corvuschainmaille.ning.com/group/Tutorials/forum/topics/dragonscale-on-the-bias

I've tried that for a liwer draped necklace and it just bulges out in the center. If the necklace is shorter and worn higher up it works out well enough.

If you don't want each side on the bias, then get your 45 degree ends.do a row of larger rings hp3-1 style along the last row of overlapping large rings on you 45' seam. Do both side so they're symmetrical. And finally use some smaller diameter rings to go through the eyes created by those rings on the back side. It has the effect of opening the seam and pushing the ends out. An effect I liked personally

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I could've sworn I've seen a tutorial on it somewhere, but can't for the life of me find it... The closest I'm coming up with is http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?oldkey=25349 , a dragonscale equivalent of a hole-row expansion, but that doesn't give a much of a nice, sharp, definitive corner and would require multiple expansions (which could get messy) to have that much of an angle

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I could've sworn I've seen a tutorial on it somewhere, but can't for the life of me find it... The closest I'm coming up with is http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?oldkey=25349 , a dragonscale equivalent of a hole-row expansion, but that doesn't give a much of a nice, sharp, definitive corner and would require multiple expansions (which could get messy) to have that much of an angle

http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?key=412

If you go this route for a necklace I'd step up 2or3 sizes in gauge in the same color as your inner rings with a tight AR. It will give a nice line and solid presence in the chains center. If you keep everything the same it gets thin and flat, open, and "simple" compared to d-scales intricate nature.

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Not sure this gives you exactly what you are asking for, but: http://corvuschainmaille.ning.com/group/Tutorials/forum/topics/dragonscale-on-the-bias

Not quite what I'm seeking, but an interesting idea. I'd like to keep the rest on the straight and narrow rather than on the bias. It's worth considering if my idea doesn't work.

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I've tried that for a liwer draped necklace and it just bulges out in the center. If the necklace is shorter and worn higher up it works out well enough.

If you don't want each side on the bias, then get your 45 degree ends.do a row of larger rings hp3-1 style along the last row of overlapping large rings on you 45' seam. Do both side so they're symmetrical. And finally use some smaller diameter rings to go through the eyes created by those rings on the back side. It has the effect of opening the seam and pushing the ends out. An effect I liked personally

This is close to what I'm looking for. I have to wait for my rings to try this out.

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I could've sworn I've seen a tutorial on it somewhere, but can't for the life of me find it... The closest I'm coming up with is http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?oldkey=25349 , a dragonscale equivalent of a hole-row expansion, but that doesn't give a much of a nice, sharp, definitive corner and would require multiple expansions (which could get messy) to have that much of an angle

That seems to be similar to the dragonscale on the bias without splitting into two ends. I agree that it may be to messy and unlikely to provide a decent angle.

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http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?key=412

If you go this route for a necklace I'd step up 2or3 sizes in gauge in the same color as your inner rings with a tight AR. It will give a nice line and solid presence in the chains center. If you keep everything the same it gets thin and flat, open, and "simple" compared to d-scales intricate nature.

The picture of the dragonscale circle that is linked on that page (http://www.mailleartisans.org/gallery/pics/17086dragonscalecircle.jpg) is pretty much what I'm looking for.

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Phong has a tutorial for joining dragonscale that involves ending with angles and building up in between. I think I could work to the angles (equal points on either side in the smaller rings) and then join with the smaller rings down the center. I'm not sure exactly what angle this will give me (probably obtuse rather than acute), but it is what I'm going to try because it seems (theoretically) to be reasonably simple.  I would like to the tutorial, but Phong's site is graphic heavy and won't load while my VPN is active. That said, I should probably get back to work.

 

Thank you, everyone, for your quick and helpful responses.

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