|How to Weave Full Persian
Full Persian is one of the basic jewelry weaves. It makes a solid, somewhat heavy, intricate chain.
Because of the density of the weave, relatively large rings are required - 3/8"-14swg, 1/4"-18swg, and
1/8"-22swg all work with varying degrees of flexibility. Full Persian also forms the basis for two other jewelry
weaves - Half Persian 3-in - and Half Persian 4-in-1.
- Pass four closed rings, shown in copper, through two open rings, shown in silver. Close the open
rings and lay the group out as shown.
- Start moving and folding the rings as shown.
- Manipulate the rings to look like the following. The right most two rings are now shown in gold
for better contrast.
- Put two open rings, shown in brass, through the copper and gold rings between the silver ones,
then close. Do this one ring at a time. Try to avoid having the brass pair slip around. It might help to stick a
piece of wire through the gold and copper pairs where you need to add the brass rings.
- Add two more rings open rings, shown in copper, onto the end and close.
- To lengthen the chain, just repeat steps 4 and 5. Typically you'll use the same color and metal
rings throughout. For the sake of clarity, alternating silver and copper have been used below.