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To assemble the Byzantine chain you will need 170 x 18-gauge jump rings
with 3.5mm ID, 3 x 14-gauge jump rings with 5.5mm ID, plus a forged s-clasp.
To set the 8-inch bracelet, you will need 14 x 6mm beads, 28 x 3mm beads,
2 x crimp tubes, beading wire; 2 x chain-nose pliers, and side cutters.
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2. Hold both of the beading wire with a pair of chain-nose pliers. Push
the crimp bead towards the connector pair with a second pair of chain-nose
pliers. Smash the crimp bead as close to the chain as possible.
4. Cut off the shorter length of one beading wire –not both-just past the second bead with side cutters. Note: This extra length of beading wire through the first two beads allows for the wire to stretch without pulling off the crimp bead.
6. Add a 3mm bead, one 6mm bead, and a second 3mm bead to the beading wire. Run the wire’s tip back through the chain’s fifth connector pair. Continue adding the three beads, alternating back and forth in a zigzag sequence.
7. After adding the last bead sequence, add a crimp bead. Run the end of the beading wire through the end connector pair and looping it back through the crimp bead, and the 3- and 6mm beads.
8. Pull the beading wire taut, taking care not to pull the wire too tightly, which will restrict the chain’s overall flexibility. After the chain’s flexibility has been checked and all the beads are sung against the chain, smash the crump bead with chain-nose pliers to secure the beads. Snip off the excess beading wire just inside the last 6mm bead. Be extra careful at this point to cut off only the excess wire and not the main wire holding the beads.