Dragonback Tutorial

Suggested Aspect Ratio: 5.0


Dragonback is a really cool weave. It works well for bracelets, but can be used for lots of other decorative chains.

Step 1: Start by making a European 4 in 1 (European 4 in 1 Tutorial link) chain however long you want your piece to be.

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Step 2: Starting with the chain oriented like in the picture, put a ring (blue) through the eye formed by the first two side rings (red) and the third side ring (red).

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Step 3: Repeat step 2 all the way up the side. The new rings should overlap the previously placed rings.

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Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other side. It should look symmetric when it is finished. It might be easier to turn the weave around to accomplish this, but make sure the rings are leaning in the correct direction.

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Step 5: The next step is to put a ring (blue) through 4 of the rings (red) formed by the two rows you just put in. Do it just like you would for European 4 in 1.

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Step 6: Repeat step 5 all the way along the chain.

Free computer generated Dragonback tutorial on thechainmail101.com

You're done! Here's what it should look like. Isn't it cool?

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