Wiggle is a great place for first-time maillers to begin. You can practice keeping your pliers in your hands as you weave, and get comfortable closing rings. Plus, once you've learned the skill of "mobiusing" jump rings, you'll be able to incorporate it into many other weaves.
This weave works in many ring sizes (check out the Weave Ideas section of our blog for ideas) but we find the sizes listed below the best place for novice maillers to begin. Note that some folks may find the jewelry brass rings a big harder to work with than the aluminum or copper, but all metals are appropriate for beginners.
Example to the right uses copper (top) and aluminum (bottom).
Your shopping list for this project is below. The suggested Blue Buddha pack sizes will allow you to complete the project with rings to spare. Please refer to the instructions for exact ring counts*.
(Suggested pack sizes are enough to create a 7.5" bracelet.)
|1 x||Pack of 100: L16 ring, Aluminum|
|1 x||Small Rhodium Finish Base Metal Toggle|
|1 x||Pack of 50: F18 ring, Aluminum|
|1 x||Pack of 100: L16 ring, Copper|
|1 x||Small Copper Finish Base Metal Toggle|
|1 x||Pack of 50: F18 ring, Copper|
|1 x||Pack of 100: L16 ring, Jewelry Brass|
|1 x||Small Gold Finish Base Metal Toggle|
|1 x||Pack of 50: F18 ring, Jewelry Brass|