viking wire knitting

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Viking wire knitting in 24 gauge copper over a 14 gauge hammered core, hammered spirals and wrapped with 26 gauge copper.  I antiqued the piece, polished it with steel wool, and gave it a coating of Renaissance Wax,  I love how this turned out.

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Filigree-like knitting on a copper frame, embellished with a Peridot drop, suspended from a Viking wire knit chain in 28 gauge copper.    The chain measures 3.2 mm in diameter.  This is a very feminine piece of jewelry and will be going up for sale this week in The Purple Raven Boutique’s Etsy Shop.

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The construction of a pendant necklace:  Viking wire knit chain in 26 gauge 14/20 gold-filled wire; pendant with hammered frame and woven bail; Labradorite cabochon “set” with Viking wire knitting, handmade cones and clasp.  This piece is going is part of my jury submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council.  I hope it passes!

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Earlier this week, I knit up some 26 gauge stainless steel wire which once reduced, created 26 inches of viking wire knit.  I used the bulk of this piece to create the Lapis Double Coin Necklace and the leftovers to create the Hematite Trio Necklace.  The Lapis Double Coin Necklace is all stainless steel wire, lapis, quartz and leather.  The other necklace combines, stainless steel and sterling wire, leather, silver plated cones and beads.

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Cage a special stone and keep it close to your heart!  The pendant in this piece started out as a ocean-polished beach rock with a greenish-blue hue.  I captured it in a copper wire cage, in a manner not unlike the old stone anchors or “killicks” that were once popular in this land.  I suspended the pendant on a Viking wire knitted chain, also in copper.  This piece will be going up for sale in my Etsy Shop early next week.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PurpleRavenBoutique