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Also, sorry for the bad pics :/ And, one needs to know how to make Byzantine. Tutorial: Byzantine.
(I'm using 16 gauge 1/4" ID aluminum, because it's the only rings i have...I'm fairly sure that any ring is good, though [Well, not *any* ring will work -- Ed.])
Step 1: You need to start out with a few single pieces of Byzantine, like the picture. You'll actually need a lot to make a sheet...but to get started, 3 is a good number.
(this is just to show the connection rings) Bluish-purple colors connect by 1 ring, the pinks do, green, and yellow, you get it.
Step 2: Connect the said bluish-purple rings together with 1 ring.
Step 3: Now, the pink ones.
Step 4: It's just the same thing, you add the third byzantine single to the middle one. The green rings go together by 1 connector and the yellows do also. It's just like steps 2 and 3, repeat repeat repeat.
Step 5: This is one big sheet of this weave. You see, every connector ring has 4 other rings in it. Conveniently color coded for you, there is step 4 in the big sheet.
Here is step 4 again, just repeated, so you can see how it connects to everything. I hope I'm explaining this ok.
There you go. What I do is make the single byzantine pieces first, like 6 at a time, and then connect them to make a small 2 by 3 sheet, then connect that to others to build up a big sheet. I'd also suggest some of those handy bent nosed pliers, it's a bit difficult to connect the connectors at times, tight fitting and all.
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