Romanov Unit is a variation of the Byzantine Chain Maille pattern where a bead is enclosed by 2 Byzantines. You can use each unit as charms, or earrings, or link them together to form a necklace or bracelet. With this tutorial I hope to show you ideas how to use the Romanov Byzantine Unit. To form 1 Romanov unit, first create your Byzantine.
We showed you before how to do Byzantine chain when we created the Byzantine Flower Chain Maille Necklace and you can VISIT THE PATTERN HERE.
With the Romanov unit you’ll also learn how to create the Triple-Point Byzantine Unit
The Triple-Point Byzantine Unit is where a half Byzantine chain is attached onto 1 unit of Byzantine. With the Triple-Point you can use it as a place to attach your charms or dangles. It can basically serve as a bail.
You already have 2 Byzantine units. Take the unit with 6mm rings at the ends and attach 2 on 2 jump rings at the center ring of the unit. On the image they’re shown as red and white.
With the rings you just attached at the center of the unit, follow the folding pattern of creating the Byzantine chain.
Let the 2 last rings (white rings) you just attached fall to the sides and pull the inner rings (red rings). Set aside.
Then let the rings you just pulled (red rings) fall to the sides and pull the white rings.
Then attach your last 2 rings.
Cut at least 2 inches 20ga wire. Slide in 6mm bead. I used pearls.
Take the Triple-Point Byzantine Unit. Open the 6mm big jump ring and attach your looped pearl and Byzantine unit.
Repeat the same step for the other end and enclose the looped pearl. Attach a small pearl dangle and create 2 or more Romanov Units.
Create an extra wrapped loop with 10mm pearls. Watch a quick video How To Make a Wrapped Loop HERE
Construct your necklace by linking the Romanov Units and wrapped loop 10mm pearls. Attach a leather necklace or chain and you’re done!
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