Square On Edge Chainmaille Designs

Many of our favorite designs incorporate square on edge jump rings. What is that? It is a round jump ring that is made from square wire that is turned on edge so it looks like a diamond shape and even appears faceted. When translating chainmaille weaves into square on edge, it is important to remember that square wire has 30% more volume than the same wire in a round shape. An aspect ratio chart or calculator will certainly help, but the resulting numbers are not always reliable. I frequently have to make custom mandrels to get just the right sized ring to create a weave that is structured and fluid. Here are some examples of several common chainmaille weaves and how they look turned on edge!

14kt Gold Filled Square On Edge Byzantine Bracelet
14kt Gold Filled Square On Edge Byzantine Bracelet
Linked Fate Square On Edge Bracelet
Linked Fate Square On Edge Bracelet
Square On Edge Aluminum European 4 in 1 Bracelet
Square On Edge Aluminum European 4 in 1 Bracelet
Square, Square On Edge and Twisted Square Bronze Jens Pins Bracelets
Square, Square On Edge and Twisted Square Bronze Jens Pins Bracelets
Square On Edge Inca Puno Bracelet in Vintage Bronze with a hand forged brass clasp
Square On Edge Inca Puno Bracelet in Vintage Bronze with a hand forged brass clasp
Square On Edge Double Spiral Earrings in Mixed Metals
Square On Edge Double Spiral Earrings in Mixed Metals
Stainless Steel and Bronze Square On Edge Twist of Fate Bracelet and Earrings Set
Stainless Steel and Bronze Square On Edge Twist of Fate Bracelet and Earrings Set

 

 

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