- Feb 5
- 2 min read
Swirls, Spirals, and Mobius'
The Swirls design is a kit I got from a wonderful place called Weave Got Maille. It was designed by Tanya Hlabse. It uses a lot of Mobius units withing the design and as connections and is an amazing piece of jewelry.
Mobius units (also called knots or rosettes) are made when 3 or more rings are linked together to form a "rosette" or a unit/knot. There are a TON of different designs I've seen that feature Mobius units. I have by no means learned everything there is to learn about these units and I am SO excited to learn more! One of my favorite Mobius kits so far has been the "Ombre Color Wheel" kit from Weave Got Maille, a design by Theresa Abelew. It made a 35" necklace that could also be a lanyard and had so many Mobius' and so many colors!
Spirals are another neat design that have a multitude of options. I have learned two so far. The Single Spiral (Spiral 4 in 1), also known as Serpentine, but I like to call it the DNA chain. I think it looks like a DNA strand when it's all spiraled. However, it's not a terribly stable weave and when it is unclasped it tends to un-spiral and looks a little bit messy, but it is still a neat look for a bracelet and gives it a built-in variation. Also, the Double Spiral (Spiral 8 in 2), which is also sometimes called the Rope Weave. The double spiral will keep it's shape clasped or unclasped. I think it looks a little more manly than most weaves I know so far since it looks like a Rope. There are many variations of the spirals that I will share as I learn them.
Rings and Kits for all pieces completed are from Weave Got Maille, Hyperlynks, and Metal Designz.
Original Post: 08/02/2017