Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New viking knit project


Viking knit #4, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.


As with most of my projects, this one was actually started 6 months ago. I started beading the agate slab back in December...I had it sitting around and it just appealed to me to give it a peyote beaded edge. Today I'm hoping to give it the final touch of a bail...in the meantime, I worked on making a viking knit chain in black coated copper wire. I used 26 gauge wire and it worked out nicely in single weave, could've been too stiff in double. I always guess at the final length and stopped weaving at 11", hoping it would reach at least a comfortable choker length...well, lo and behold, it passed that length and I even have enough to make a bracelet. In this Flickr set, you can see the progression of "draws" (meaning each time I pulled it through the drawplate...it's what I call them, not sure if that's correct). Next after threading on the pendant, I will attempt to close off the ends with some copper caps and add a clasp...stay tuned for those pics !

3 comments:

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Nice pic and i this project sound a great project. I like this design so keep up with your good work. now i am waiting for your next update about your product.

Carey Suzane said...

I love your work!!! Absolutely gorgeous, so glad I ran into your blog today, I'm hooked!

Shahana said...

Where this should be wore? I think you can show it on model.