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Article © MAIL User: Kateryne

One of my favorite weaves for jewelry, Byzantine is related to the European family of weaves. Also called Birdcage, Fool's Dilemma, or Idiot's Box (and a variety of others).

Steel rings represent rings added in steps before the current one, copper represents open rings being added, and gold represents a closed ring being added carried on an open one.

Image: step1.jpg
Put 4 closed rings on 2 open rings, and lay them out as shown above.

Image: step2.jpg
Now fold back two, spread the middle ones, and put rings in to hold them in place.

Image: step3.jpg
Add an open ring with 2 closed ones.

Image: step4.jpg
Put another open one through the same path.

Image: step5.jpg
Fold the last 2 back and lock once again.

Rinse and repeat (start over with step 3).
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