Pink Byzantine Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Pink Byzantine Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

Working with 6mm strong jump rings, this bracelet features the well known byzantine weave. Mixed with glass beads, it is time consuming, but worth it! Follow our free beading instructions to find out more.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 139 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 30 head pins
  • 10 x 4mm bicone glass crystal beads
  • 20 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 10 x 6mm bicone glass crystal beads
  • 10 x glass butterfly beads
  • 1 parrot clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 x crimping pliers
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Byzantine Segments

Pick up a 6mm strong jump ring, open it slightly and close it completely (as the rings are quite strong, you will need two sets of pliers). Repeat this so that you have four closed rings. Open a fifth jump ring, thread on the four closed jump rings and close completely. Open a sixth jump ring and thread on the original four closed jump rings and close securely. Lay the rings out in sets of two. You should now have a 2-2-2 chain.

Fold the last two jump rings back against the first rings in a ‘v’ shape so that they frame but sit above the original set of rings. Split the middle set of jump rings aside slightly, pick up a seventh jump ring and slide it through the middle set of jump rings to catch the top of the ‘v shape’ you just created, close securely. Pick up the eighth jump ring and repeat so that the two rings sit side by side.

Open the ninth jump ring slightly and slide through the last two rings. Close securely and repeat process with the tenth jump ring. Open the 11th jump ring slightly and slide through the last two rings. Close securely and repeat process with the 12th jump ring. You should now have another 2-2-2 chain.

Fold the last two jump rings back against the first rings in a ‘v’ shape so that they frame but sit above the original set of rings. Split the middle set of jump rings aside slightly, pick up a 13th jump ring and slide it through the middle set of jump rings to catch the top of the ‘v shape’ you just created, close securely. Pick up the 14th jump ring and repeat.

Put aside the segment and repeat 8 more times, so that you have 9 byzantine segments.

4mm Crystal Drops

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a 4mm bicone glass crystal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with all 10 of the 4mm bicone beads (so that you have 10 altogether). Put aside.

6mm Crystal Drops

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with all 10 of the 6mm bicone beads (so that you have 10 altogether). Put aside.

Butterfly Drops

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • a glass butterfly bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with all 10 of the butterfly beads (so that you have 10 altogether). Put aside.

Creating the chain

Open a jump ring and whilst it is open, thread on:

  • a byzantine segment
  • a 4mm crystal drop
  • a 6mm crystal drop
  • a butterfly drop

Close the jump ring securely. Open another jump ring and thread on:

  • the other end of the previous byzantine segment
  • a new byzantine segment
  • a 4mm crystal drop
  • a 6mm crystal drop
  • a butterfly drop

Repeat this process another 7 times, so that you have a chain with 9 sets of drops. Open up another jump ring and thread on:

  • the other end of the previous byzantine segment
  • a 4mm crystal drop
  • a 6mm crystal drop
  • a butterfly drop
  • a parrot clasp

Close the jump ring securely. Open up another jump ring and join it onto the other end of the chain, close securely. Repeat another two times so that you have a small single chain to join the parrot clasp to. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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