Helm Chain requires two ring sizes, just like Dragonscale. There are two requirements for choosing ring sizes: The first is that the outer diameter of the small ring must be smaller than the inner diameter of the large ring; the second is the inner diameter of the small ring must be at least 3 times the wire thickness of the large ring.
This is so everything can fit as it should. Sizes that I like to work with are 16swg 5/16″ & 18swg 3/16″, 18swg 7/32″ & 20awg 5/32″, 20awg 3/16″ & 20awg 1/8″, and 22awg 1/8″ & 24awg 5/64″.
Metric sizes – approximately 1.6mm wire/8mm ID & 1.2mm wire/4.8mm ID; 1.2mm wire/5.5mm ID & 0.8mm wire/4mm ID; 0.8mm wire/4.8 & 3mm IDs; 0.64mm wire/3mm ID & 0.5mm wire/2mm ID.
TUTORIAL COLOR SCHEME
Small rings are bronze and large rings are steel.
Helm Chain Tutorial Of Chain Maille
Step 2: Place large rings over top of the small rings.
Step 3: Connect large rings to the 2 small rings, trapping the loose large rings.
Note: Practically speaking, you’ll be adding one loose ring, trapping it, adding another loose ring, trapping it, and so on. If you try to pick up the chain to trap a ring with a bunch of other loose rings on it, you’ll end up picking those other loose rings off the floor. But that’s not the way I made up the pictures, so there you go.