Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This magazine is a must-see! Each issue has something for everyone and you can look over the back issues, as well. If you love copper (other metals are also welcome), you will love this group!

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More Viking Knit!

I decided on a necklace for this weave and went for an asymmetrical look, using hand made lampwork by Jeanne and fancy copper beads. The chain was also hand crafted with a lobster claw closure. Patina was added; the necklace was tumbled and voila! Hope you like it! I am still in the beginning stages of discovering the versitility of the viking knit weave. Creating jewelry is always an adventure!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Viking Knit Jewelry

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My daughters got me a Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool Kit for my birthday in May. Having returned from vacation, I had the opportunity to give it a try. I have started out with 26 ga copper wire for my first few pieces. The tool was easy to use, the instructions easy to follow, and after doing the first three, my weaving got more consistent and even. These are two of the bracelets I completed! I am using my large hole lampwork beads created by my friend, Jeanne and VOILA! I am very pleased with the results and looking forward to trying some in bronze and argentium silver. I added patina and placed them in my tumbler for hardening and polishing. If you're interested in trying this, visit