Ruffles is a weave by PrairieGal of Beaded-Baubles. It is a variant of Helm Chain that adds side rings to give some extra pizzazz.
AR & RING SIZES
Ruffles takes 3 ring sizes. Two ring sizes to make Helm Chain, then additional, smaller rings for the sides. 20awg 3/16″, 20 or 22awg 1/8″ and 20awg 3/32″ work, though the sides will be scrunched together somewhat.
Metric sizes – approximately 0.8mm wire/4.8mm ID; 0.6mm or 0.8mm wire/3.2mm ID; and 0.8mm wire/2.4mm ID.
TUTORIAL COLOR SCHEME
New rings are gold, old rings are silver.
Tutorial Ruffles Of Chain Maille
Step 1: Make a 2-1 chain as long as you want the final piece to be. The large single rings are 20awg 3/16″ and the small doubled rings are 20 or 22awg 1/8″.
Step 2: Place 20awg 3/16″ rings around the doubled 1/8″ rings. The new large rings should not pass through any rings at this point.
Step 3: Pass open 3/16″ rings through the doubled 1/8″ rings, trapping the rings from the previous step. This makes Helm Chain.
Step 4: Put 20awg 3/32″ rings through the 3 layers of 3/16″ rings, in the eye formed by the top/bottom and middle layers.
Step 5: Put a 3/32″ ring through each of the rings added in the previous step.
Step 6: Connect two of the rings from Step 5 with 2 more 3/32″ rings.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for the rest of the horizontal 3/32″ rings.