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Posted on Sat Jan 01, 2000 5:00 am
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I made a length out of 1/2" i.d. 10 gauge copper. It's pretty nice looking but I want to make it tighter....like ALMOST too tight.

What would be a good combination for this?

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I believe with 17G you have to go around 1/4"ID to get that effect. it looks good in 18G 6mm Silver too. I love playing around with byzantine, it is the first weave I learned and it has so many possibliities. I especially like to break up the units a bit with one ring between them of a slightly bigger ID./ I am going to try captive byz soon Smile You can check out my profile for at least a couple of possibilities

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Raevyn, the chain in my profile picture (on my neck Very Happy) is a 17 gauge 3/16" ID byzantine chain, it's suprisingly loose. a good size for a real tight byzantine (if your daring) 22 guage 1/12" ID. Very Happy



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Bative, that is a really nice chain in your profile pic. That is one of my favorite ring-v-guage sizes for Byz Smile

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Some Byz combos I like are:
5/32" ID x 18 gauge -- very slightly floppy, but not bad
3/16" ID x 16 gauge -- holds shape really well and it is still flexible

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tried some 24 guage 1/16" ID byzantine...
it's so nice... *drool*
raevyn..hand me a towel.. Very Happy



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*hands Bative a towel* btw, I don't want it back, you keep it my friend Evil or Very Mad still having enough probs with 1/8" 20g.

~Dan~

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I agree takes some work, but looks really nice..worth the effort for 1/16" rings




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folding ID 1/2" 14 ga. byzantine back on itself then crosslinking it bias japanese style with ID 1/8" 18 ga gives you a very interesting base unit to play with... Smile



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