The Byzantine weave is also known as Birdcage, Idiot box, Fool's Dilemma, and many others. Byzantine works well in
a 3.35 AR. Suggested rings sizes are 1/4"-14swg , 3/16"-16swg, or 1/8"-20swg. This weave makes an outstanding bracelet in smaller
sizes. 3/32"-22swg in sterling silver makes a nice, tight weave with a good weight.
Byzantine is used in a variety of projects.
Necklaces, bracelets, and anklets look good in the smaller to medium ring sizes. Short earrings made from Byzantine also
look good. Byzantine can be linked together to form dense sheets or incorporated into head pieces or hanging from hip scarves
or woven in a hexagon pattern forming a hip scarf.
Byzantine might seem intimidating at first but
it's rather simple to weave. It really shines in smaller ring and gauge sizes where the weave is tight. It makes an outstanding
woman's bracelet when woven in silver using 3/32"-22SWG. The bracelet is "dainty" but heavy for it's size and made with saw-cut
silver rings makes it almost impossible to know the rings are butted together and not soldered.