The Byzantine Bead Dangles

I had these purple and mauve beads left over from a previous project, so I decided to put them to good use. I want to start incorporating a little colour into my chainmaille pieces.

mauve bead byzantine dangle

3 graduated lengths of byzantine chain with beads on end.

deep purple and mauve beads byzantine dangles

Relying on the same 3-strand concept, I rendered it longer, with 2 beads of different colour and size.

I love how the byzantine chain creates a beautiful texture, and with the deep purple and mauve beads and ornate bead caps, I somehow get a very Victorian/gothic vibe from it. I’m not sure how I want to render the chain though.

Using cord might seem too simple, yet creating a custom chain might make the whole necklace look too prissy. I’ll go find something that’s somewhere between bland and prissy.

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