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Byzantine Bracelet

About this design:

Natural brass jump rings, 18G, 5/32", antique copper toggle and charm. I learned how to do this yesterday, I love the finished effect and the finished piece is very strong.

Byzantine is a form of chain maille and it one of the easier techniques to learn.

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, very nice! This turned out great … looks like it would be lot of fun to wear and very comfortable3! SLS

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Penny, what a fabulous bracelet! Love the clasp and charm, too! :D

    I’ve been making some simple chain maille earrings and would love to make some more complex pieces. This really encourages me! :D

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    Copper Penny says:

    Thank you ladies, Lynn this was really fun and I had it completed in a few hours. I found that having a teacher there works best for me, I know that there is some instructions in wire jewelry magazine too. Good luck I look forward to seeing what you make!

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    Reet says:

    Wow, great job!

  5. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Lovely! I’m just itching to try chainmaille.

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Love it

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous! :D

  8. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I love Byzantine and it looks fabulous! I can’t believe you just learned how to do this and already created such a beautiful piece in a short period of time. Congrats!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I love this bracelet, Penny! I can’t imagine making such a gorgeous piece on the first try! That charm is perfect for the bracelet. I tried chain maille once, and was all thumbs, but after seeing this I think I’ll just have to try again. Thanks for the encouragement! :D

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    Copper Penny says:

    Thank you everyone, your comments are always so appreciated. You all inspire me with your designs!! Have a fabulous day!

  11. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Very nice!

  12. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    Beautifully intriguing!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is really nice, Love the charm and the toggle.

  14. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Lovely bracelet and I love the clasp!

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a “wow”!

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