So, you've taken the plunge and learned how to do Viking knit! Wow! You've worked out the kinks (literally) with your wire and have completed a beautiful, supple piece of Viking knit chain that is...well...just sitting in your hands. Viking knit is great and all, but now what?
One of the things that I discovered about Viking knit is that it behaves like some beaded ropes do, and it's perfect for showing off an easy beadwoven slider or pendant. Viking knit is easy to finish with some funky metal cones and makes a great casual or dressy necklace or bracelet.
My latest Viking knit chain has turned into what will probably be one of my go-to necklaces for casual days at home. Check out how easy it is:
Now, I just need to go buy a shirt that matches the colors in this necklace...
Have you tried Viking knit yet? Find out just how easy (and addicting!) Viking knit can be with the Beaded Viking Knit Bracelet DVD. Part of the series of Bead Fest Workshop DVDs, author and artist Denise Peck takes you step-by-step through creating your own beautiful sterling silver Viking knit bracelet, accented with your favorite gorgeous glass beads. But don't say you weren't warned - once you get the hang of Viking knit, you'll find it hard to put down!
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