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First, make a 2-2-2 unit. I am using stainless, copper and brass, for ease of identification. You don't need to, it just helps the explanation process.
Now, fold one of the the brass rings under the steel rings, and one above them, leaving them sticking out somewhat.
Hook a steel ring through the brass rings, but in-between the copper rings. Do NOT close it.
Put two closed brass rings on this open ring. Close the stainless ring.
Double that steel ring, and put two copper rings on those two brass rings. At this point, you are essentially back at step 1.
Like in step 2, fold one of the farthest right rings under the second to the right rings and one above them.
Put a steel ring through the copper rings, and do NOT close it.
Again, put two closed rings on the open one, and close it. Double this steel ring.
Add on two rings to the farthest right rings.
To continue, repeat steps 5-9.
As you can see, 16 gauge 1/4" rings are too loose, causing rings to flop easily, like here.
To rectify this, you could make the two connecting rings 3, like this:
Or use a lower AR:
There are many fun things to do with Byzantine, like moebiusing the rings.
or doing a 3 connecter moebius: (yes, I know the picture is a bit fuzzy)
Also try using beads on wire for connecters, or other redundant things.
Have fun with this cool weave!
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