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Byzantine Diamond Ball
Article © MAIL User: Nearoth
I've tried an AR of 3.5, but I was unable to put the connectors in, so a slightly bigger AR would work (about an AR of 3.7).
To show it more clearly I used big rings for this tutorial -- rings of 2.0 mm wire with 8 mm ID, so an AR of 4.0, which makes it a bit more sacky.
You'll need 68 rings to make this.
Enough talk let's get maillin'
First make four strings of doubled 2-1 euro chains of 10 rings (so 5 rings long).
Then add an open ring with two closed rings to the center two rings of the chain; then double that one to get a small star.
Now open up the remaining 12 rings.
Flip back one of the ends of the stars we made and make Byzantine, then connect that one to another end of another star.
Do the same to one of the other ends of one of the connected stars.
Now connect the two ends of the ends of the stars that don't have two byzantine yet to create a triangle (make sure you connect left to right and not right to right).
Add the last star to one of the remaining ends of a star.
Connect one of the ends of the new star to one of the last ends of another,
and you get two triangles.
Now the tricky part: fold up and connect the two remaining ends.
And you're done.
You could try to make it captive around a marble or something, though it might make it less flexible.
If you have any comments or questions you can always PM or mail me.
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