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Learn a Weave

Ceramic Bead Byzantine Chain

Add ceramic beads to your Byzantine chain with no headpins involved. Just thread the beads onto short 2-in-2 chains and use jump rings to cap the ceramic beads to give a pandora-like appearance.



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For a 18.5cm bracelet, you will need:

For a 51cm (20 inch) necklace, you will need:

Tools:

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1.
Make a 2-in-2 chain starting with two byzantine rings A, two small stainless steel rings D and ten tiny stainless steel rings C.

Thread your scrap of wire through the last two tiny rings that you linked.

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2.
Close two capping rings B and open two small stainless steel rings D.

Using the scrap of wire to help, thread one closed capping ring B and one ceramic bead over the stainless steel 2-in-2 chain (left hand picture).

Link one small stainless steel ring D through the last two tiny rings through which you have threaded the scrap of wire (centre picture). Remove the scrap of wire.

Repeat with a second small stainless steel ring D (left hand picture).

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3.
Open ten and close four byzantine rings A.

Place the second closed capping ring B over the bead hole and link one byzantine ring A through the two small stainless steel rings D added in step 2 (left hand picture).

Link using a second ring A (right hand picture).

step 3

4.
Use two byzantine rings A to link two more closed rings A to the last two rings A added in step 3 (left hand picture).

Fold back the last pair of rings as shown in the right hand picture.

step 4

5.
Place your headpin between the first pair of rings added in step 4 and through the two rings you have just folded back.

The headpin will help you place the two rings added in the next step.

step 5

6.
Following the pathway of the headpin, link two byzantine rings A. The pictures show this from two different angles.

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7.
Use two byzantine rings A to link two closed rings A to the last two rings A added in step 6 (the left hand and centre pictures show this from two different views).

Fold back the last pair of rings as shown in the right hand picture.

step 7

8.
Repeat step 5-6 to hold the folded back rings in place. The pictures show this from two different angles.

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9.
Link two small stainless steel rings D to the last two rings A and lengthen with a 2-in-2 chain made from ten tiny stainless steel rings C. This is the same as the chain made in step 1 onto which you will thread your ceramic bead..

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10.
Repeat steps 2-9. When your chain is the desired length, finish with step 2.

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11.
Place the second closed capping ring B over the bead hole. Link one byzantine ring A through the last two small stainless steel rings D of the 2-in-2 chain and add the lobster clasp before closing.

step 11

Variations

  • Try pastel colours such as those below - light blue, light pink, lilac and light green.


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