Thursday, May 13, 2010

Week 20-Lots of Viking Knit




I Viking knitted this week until I ran out of wire. The first one has a beaded bead focal-the only beading I know how to do. The second one uses Greek Mykonos ceramic beads, and the third one has a giant heavy Bali bead that I picked up somewhere in my travels and could never figure out what to do with.

12 comments:

  1. They're all stunning Nancy!! But I really love the effect of the LOS in the second one ~ it really makes the weaving "pop"

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  2. Love them both Nancy, you're so talented and the creativity just shines in these pieces!

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  3. Gorgeous! The viking knit looks especially good when it's oxidized.

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  4. I love these bracelets! I'm just starting to do viking knit, can I ask what gauge wire you used? And is it just regular viking knit, or the doubled version? Thanks.

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  5. Thanks, everyone! Beth, those are all double Viking knit done with 24 gauge fine silver on a 3/8" dowel.

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  6. Nancy,

    I hope you don't mind my picking your brain some more. You are one of my favorite jewelry-making role models (more tutorials, please!) How many loops did you start out with for the viking knit, and did you use a heavy wire through the viking knit legs of the bracelet to keep its shape? Thanks!

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  7. Thanks, Beth! For a double weave, I use five loops. And you're right, everything is strung on 16 (or 14) gauge wire for the bangles.

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  8. Your viking weave looks beautiful!

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  9. They are gorgeous! That beaded bead is absolutely lovely. I'm working on a viking knit too...for myself. Shay gave me a GORGEOUS Amethyst pendant...and I think I want to wear it on a viking knit chain.

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  10. Thanks, Swati! If it's the one I'm thinking of, it will go great on a Viking knit chain. It goes fast once you get your rhythm going.

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  11. New to your blog. I like these bracelets.

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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