Since March I have been weaving wire into gorgeous metal chains for necklaces and bracelets. It is called Viking knit and it is touted to be an ancient wire weaving technique that the Vikings used way back when to make armour and jewelry. At first I was using some rather expensive wires that, combined with full prices on the Swarovski crystals made the necklaces cost prohibitive, After some research and much shopping I have found some vibrant colored copper wire in jewel tones as well as metallic tones and I have been having a ball. I have made blue sets, and golden sets, silver sets and red sets and purple sets. I used one full 20 yard roll of deep green to create just one necklace. It normally takes a full 20 yards of wire to create enough chain for a matching bracelet and necklace set! Make sure, as you look at the pictures that you double click on them to enlarge them so you can see each gorgeous detail!
If I were to charge even a measly $5 an hour for the amount of time it took to create these beauties from scratch I would be selling the sets for $50+. I have also found a good outlet for the brilliant Swarvoski crystals so I am passing the savings on to you!!
My son is fixing my laptop so I haven't added all of these to Esty.com yet...slow going, but you can save 20% by ordering from this site... just comment and we will set things up. If I have to mail anything it is $2.95 for the first item (earrings are simply part of the necklace set, no extra charge for them) and $2 for each additional item
First up is a necklace called Pirates Gold ...It is more of an antique gold tone rather than the bright gold.
This set is called Viking Knit Passion because this particular color combination of crystals were sold under this title. With this bracelet I have created a simple illusion style necklace and matching earrings. Bracelet is $15 necklace and earrings are $18.....Complete set sells for $28
This is made with a brown plastic coated wire that feels ever so soft. It has no matching necklace $15
Silver Toned Necklace and Bracelet and earrings! So striking. $15 for the bracelet and $20 for the necklace or $30 for necklace, bracelet and earrings
Rose Gold Pendant Set - $20 for the necklace I wove the chain and pulled it through to about a 7/32 thickness and then added an additional weaving that had a larger diameter over the top of the chain.Then I added beads and the coils on each side. Finally I added a beautiful dainty stone that I wire wrapped as a pendant.
Viking Knit Necklace with Pendant and matching bracelet SOLD
Viking knit bracelet in silver and pastels $15
Viking Knit Bracelet in Red and Gold - $15
Saffire blue necklace with pendant. This necklace is about 33 inches long right now but could be shortened to a desired length. $20
Deep Forest Green.....SOLD
Purple Necklace and Bracelet set (with earrings)- $20 for the necklace
$15 for the bracelet
$30 for the complete set
Red necklace $20
Complete set $30
Red Bracelet $15
Viking Knit Bracelet in Silver and Blues - Now only $15
Viking knit bracelet in Silver and Greens - now only $15
Viking Knit Bracelet in Silver with Hot Pink and Blues - now only $15
These bracelets come in Small Medium and Large sizes - when you order, please send me a measurement of your wrist wear you want the bracelet to sit. It looks nicest when it is comfortably snug, not loose.