Intermediate Level

Beaded Zig Zag Byzantine

by Rebeca Mojica


This stunning variation of Byzantine incorporates sparkly crystals into the weave. These colorful additions cause the Byzantine to zig and zag around your wrist or neck.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in at least 3 chainmaille weaves, including Byzantine

The Instructions show how to make both the Beaded Zig Zag Byzantine and the Ringed Zig Zag Byzantine as bracelets. If you already purchased the instructions for Ringed Zig Zag Byzantine, do NOT purchase them again here; they are the same! If you'd like to make a necklace, then increase the bead size on ONE SIDE only of the weave, which will give a natural curve to the necklace. For the bottom side of the necklace, use a bead that is 2mm larger than the size listed in the instructions, and use the original size for to beads along the top side of the necklace.


beaded zig zag byzantine necklace by Blue Buddha Boutique


Pictured is the necklace (top) using aluminum rings with black crystals and a sterling silver bracelet with siam crystals. 


Blue Buddha Boutique logo We sell (bracelet) kits for this project!

Available while supplies last. Visit the Blue Buddha Boutique Etsy shop to check out the current selection of kits.


RIGHT-handed Instructions

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LEFT-handed Instructions

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