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Apr 29, 2010
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13tamara wrote
on Apr 29, 2010 5:35 PM

oh how fun is this......wish I could figure out Byzantine chain.....I just love the look of it and love what you've done with the colours

Beadmanz wrote
on Apr 30, 2010 5:20 PM

Tamara, thx for your compliment ! I appreciate it!

I've been doing chainmaille for about two years and it takes abit to learn the weaves. I 've had frustrating moments as well.

There is a good tutorial on the Byzantine here:

good photos on how to do it...  perhaps you know of this one...

I used the 18 gauge 5/32 " jump rings for my piece and attached the Byz units to the large oval jump rings..

There are so many variations and colors one can use.

Thx again.. Don't give up (^_^)  the finished chains are awesome!




13tamara wrote
on May 1, 2010 9:20 AM

Wendy, thank you and that link is awesome...will have to try it from there....I keep saying to myself my fingers are too fat.....

I did figure out Helm chain right away and love it...but I truly love the look of Byzantine and WILL get it right....sooner or later :)

thanks again....I'll keep you posted


Beadmanz wrote
on May 1, 2010 12:30 PM

Tamara, you are welcome.

If you have access to a Jewellers Pick -  this can be really helpful for holding the rings in place while you slip another ring  through them.  It is easier than trying to hold the rings.  Even a small knitting needle might work.  I sometimes find suitable tools for my jewellery making on my husband's workbench :)

Do let me know how it goes :)


SueD@42 wrote
on May 1, 2010 7:25 PM

i love the clasp - is it a toggle, I assume?  


Do you have any problem with the finish coming off the colored rings?



13tamara wrote
on May 1, 2010 8:25 PM

thanks again Wendy, right now all I have is my bead reamer......but I'll have a look around....


Beadmanz wrote
on May 3, 2010 2:57 PM

Sue, thanks for your questions. Yes it is a silver colored toggle on this bracelet. I only showed part of the bracelet because I like the close up of the detail on this one .

These rings are silvered enameled copper rings.  When working with them I tape my pliers to try to avoid scratching the color off the rings.  I try to handle my jewelry with alot of care as well so as not to nick the colors. SEC rings are quite durable though.  But the colors on Titanium and Niobium rings are even more durable. They are quite abit more expensive though.

I enjoy the brilliant array of colors on silvered enameled copper rings!

Tamara, you are welcome, all the best !


AnastaciaBR wrote
on May 5, 2010 11:07 AM

Very pretty

Beadmanz wrote
on May 5, 2010 3:30 PM

Thx Anastacia :)

Linda@777 wrote
on May 15, 2010 8:11 AM

I love this bracelet.  Such a neat idea to make small segments and connect them like that. Awesome.

Beadmanz wrote
on May 15, 2010 9:30 PM

Thx Linda, yes, the sky's the limit with colors and rings sizes and attaching all kinds of beads in between the Byzantine segments.  I have made several kinds of these bracelets.  So many ideas - so little time :0)