Helm Weave and Barrel WEave
Both of these weaves are simple and understated.
They look great as stand-alone pieces of jewelry or with charms, dangles, etc. They also add beauty to any other pieces and there are many ways to build off of them as a base for so many other things. The Helm weave is a stable and elegant looking one (also called Parallel Chain) that is surprisingly versatile and has many, many variations. It is a pretty open weave, which leaves plenty of ways to add connections or make changes to create these variations. So far, I have only learned one or two of them but since I am always learning and trying to grow my experience you can definitely expect to see more! The Barrel weave is a tad less stable but still makes a great looking piece. The rings move a bit more freely than the Helm chains and this makes the Barrel chains a bit more slinky, fiddly, jingly, or however, you want to say it- they just move around a bit more. It does make a beautiful piece of jewelry though and lovely earrings. I'll be on the lookout for variations of both weaves to create in the future!
Here you see my examples of these weaves and the variations of Helm that I have learned so far. As always, if you see something you like, get in touch with me and I will make it happen.
Rings and Kits for all pieces completed are from Weave Got Maille, Unkamen Supplies, Metal Designz, and Hyperlynks.
Original Post: 07/31/2017