Japanese Lace (12-in-2)
The Japanese family of weaves is structurally geometric and can be used to create shapes such as triangles, hexagons and squares. This bracelet uses the Japanese 12-in-2 weave (also known as doubled 6-in-1), which is the base for a huge variety of Japanese variations.
With this tutorial you can create a 3-row cuff using a classic Japanese 12-in-2 weave. This stunning cuff is sturdy and holds it's shape nicely. Add more rings to create an even wider cuff. Or, stop after 2 rows for a narrower bracelet. Once you're comfortable with the weave, make an intricate "mini" version with thinner gauge rings.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in at least 3 chainmaille weaves.
Instructions for this project can be purchased a la carte in the Blue Buddha Etsy shop or found in Rebeca Mojica's book, CHAINED (available on Amazon or Etsy.) This comprehensive book include tips and tricks for creating chainmaille as well as instructions for 22 projects ranging from beginning to expert level and dozens of variations ideas.