Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . The byzantine chain maille weave makes an intricate and ornate chain that can easily be further embellished with beads.
Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
The byzantine chain maille weave makes an intricate and ornate chain that can easily be further embellished with beads. Though you can make a full chain of the weave, adding your favorite beads between sections makes the design uniquely yours.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $11.57
  • Gold Club Price: $8.68
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Sterling Silver Head Pin (.027) 22GA 1 1/2 inch - Pack of 10
K8-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.89
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Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 11mm - Pack of 1
S3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.65
  • Gold Club Price: $1.24
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Cherry Quartz 12mm Coin Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-123
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.07
  • Gold Club Price: $6.80
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Rose Quartz 12mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-628
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.08
  • Gold Club Price: $6.06
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga 3.5mm - Pack of 10
K11-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 38.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.83
  • Gold Club Price: $1.37
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.040) 18ga. 5mm Heavy - Pack of 10
K11-34
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.62
  • Gold Club Price: $1.97
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.051) 16ga. 8mm Heavy - Pack of 10
K11-35
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.14
  • Gold Club Price: $5.36
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Place a bead on the 20g wire and with the round nosed pliers make a double loop about the size of the small 1/8" rings. Do the same on the other end, making the direction of the 2nd double loop go the opposite way to the first. Make sure the ends of the wire are on the same side for both ends. Sand the ends of the wire so there are no sharp edges. Repeat this for the coin beads and the beads for the pendant drop. You need about 2.2" (5.5cm) of wire for each 10mm bead. The bottom bead of the pendant drop can be done with wire or a headpin.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a headpin with a bead
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , create a beaded link
Step 2
Place 2 closed small rings on a large ring and close the ring. With an open small ring go through both small rings and close the ring. Add another small ring in the same place. With an open small ring go through both small rings that were just added and close the ring. Add another small ring in the same place.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , pace 2 small rings inside one large
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add 2 small rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add two more small rings
Step 3
You now have a 2-2-2 chain coming from the large ring, I'll call these links 1st, 2nd and 3rd counting from the large ring. The 2 rings from the 3rd link are folded back towards the large ring, one ring each
The edges of the rings that were on the left are now on the right hand side (blue dots). With an open ring part the 2 rings from the 2nd link and go through the 2 folded back rings. Close the ring.
Add another small ring in the same place. The last photo shows this from a different angle.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , 2 in 2 chain
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , fold back 2 rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , rings folded back
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a second ring
Step 4
Add 2 more links with 2 rings in each link. Now there is a 2-2-2 chain.
As in step 2, fold back the 2 rings from the 3rd link, one on each side.
With an open ring, part the rings from the 2nd link, and go through both of the folded back rings.
Before you close this ring add a coin bead link. Add another small ring in the same place.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add 2 rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add 2 more rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , fold back the rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add an open ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a beaded link
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the ring
Step 5
Add a 2-2-2 chain to the end of the bead.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 adding a large ring in step 3 instead of a bead.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a 2 in 2 in 2 chain
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , fold back the rings
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a 2 in 2 in 2 chain
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a large ring
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another ring
Step 6
Repeat steps 2-5. This gives you one side of the front of the necklace. Continue repeating steps 2-5 twice more to finish the front part of the necklace.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , repeat steps 2 to 5
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , finish the front of the necklace
Step 7
Add a tail of beads for the front pendant to the middle large ring, separating each bead in the drop with 2 ringed links.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add 3 bead links
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add 3 beaded links
Step 8
Continue to add 2-2-2 chains and fold them back into the byzantine weave on both sides of the necklace until you have the length you want. For both sides I added 21 sections of the folded back 2-2-2 chains. Finish with a clasp on one side and an 18g 3/16" ring on the other side. The clasp needs to be added with a small 1/8" ring.
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , weave the second half of the necklace and add a clasp
Kylie Jones's Byzantine Chain Maille Long Beaded Necklace - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Byzantine chain maille long beaded necklace