Byzantine Knot variation (kinda)
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Byzantine Knot variation (kinda)
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Posted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:38 pm
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After I forgot to post this for about... erm... three or four month ^^ I just wanted to show another way of making byzantine Knot - a really nice weave for bulky jewellry (and other stuff, made a wallet-chain out of 1,5mm stainless wire... man that thing would pull my pants down without my well trusted belt ^^).

Here is my pic of my new Necklace;

(I call this picture 'always clean, before you make some pics - or why you shouldn't keep your stuff at the dustiest place you could ever imagine')
Made out of 0,8mm Stainless Steel, 4mm ID (AR of 5). Took 5 days in the tumbler to get it that shiney.
The Clasp is a selfmade S-hook, 0,8mm Stainless Steel flattened.

The main difference is, that I left out the connecting rings between the byzantine knot units. Basicly, after you finish the first knot, just weave four double-rings at it and pull 'em back like in ZiLis brilliant tut. In my opinion, the weave looks more fluent, and not so much like single units put together. The best part; The ideal AR doesn't change.

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Posted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:39 am
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Very nice Kleriker! The picture almost looks like it's made of silver. I also like the hammered clasp. Did you make that yourself?


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Posted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:05 pm
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Kleriker: That's a fine variant, that not even I thought about when writing my tutorial. But see that it's not 'my' weave - I just happened to be the first one to rebuild it, when it was submitted to the weave submission queue - and being at it anyway, I made a quickie-tutorial.

If you don't mind, I'd like to add that variant to the tutorial article, once article edit/submit is reopened.

-ZiLi-


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Posted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:14 pm
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@Lorraine
Yeah, I really like how it shines in sunlight, it gets a bit dark without it but still looks nice. I like this alloy, it is really strong, but it kills the blades of my saw really fast.
The Clasp is hammered myself, I only wanted to hammer the hook-part, but the clasp was so tiny and I'm not that skilled, so in the end, I just hammered all of it. Maybe thats because I have no special stuff for that (I use a normal hammer and an old plier as an anvil.... I kinda feel sad for the plier, because it was actually high quality, but lost their usefullness over the years [leftover from my grandfather and was one of the three ppliers I used to make my very first project]).

@ZiLi
I know that the weave is not yours, didn't want to give that impression, but your tutorial was a huge help, I couldn't have done that weave with only the picture/description.
And I don't mind you submitting this variation, in fact, I would really like that. Smile

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