Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . This cluster of Byzantine chain maille weave creates a beautiful earring focal from which you can dangle almost any bead.
Byzantine Earrings
by Olena Bugrimenko
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This cluster of Byzantine chain maille weave creates a beautiful earring focal from which you can dangle almost any bead. I used small stone donuts.

Materials

Jump ring Gold Plated fancy 6mm 16Ga
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.040) 18ga (OD) 5mm Heavy (ID) 3.2mm - Pack of 10
J11-194
  • Lesson Quantity: 60.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Price: $6.66
  • Gold Club Price: $5.00
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Jump ring Gold Plated fancy 10mm 16Ga
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Donut 15mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • 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: 2.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
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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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Premium 4 1/2 inch Jump Ring Pliers Bent Nose - Pack of 1
G2-108
  • G2-108
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.97
  • Gold Club Price: $9.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Start by closing 4 rings and opening 2 others.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Setting up jump rings.
Step 2
Pick up an open ring and slip 4 of the closed rings onto it. Close the open ring.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Slip all closed rings onto the open one.
Step 3
Pick up the second open ring. Pass it through the 4 closed rings (from step 2). Close the open ring. Lay out the rings as pictured. Now you have a 2-2-2 chain. Open 4 more rings.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Add second open ring and close it after.
Step 4
Hold the 2 closed rings that are on the left side. Let the 2 rings on the right side fall on your fingers and let them face opposite directions from the middle rings. Push the 2 standing middle rings away from each other and push the rings on your fingers up.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Working the rings.
Step 5
Insert two of the four open rings by passing them through the two rings pushed up from the middle.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Push jump rings through the middle.
Step 6
Add another two rings to the two you just added.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Add another two rings.
Step 7
Add two more rings to the ones you just added.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Adding more rings.
Step 8
Repeat step 4. Add two rings to the middle pushed up rings. You have now finished your first fragment. To make earrings, you need two of these for just one earring. Repeat steps 1-8.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Repeat previous steps.
Step 9
Attach the two fragments together as shown in the picture.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Add the two together.
Step 10
Attach an earwire and a donut stone. Repeat steps 1-9, so you can make your second earring.
Olena Bugrimenko's Byzantine Earrings - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Attach ear wire and donut.