I learned a new technique and I'm having such fun! It totally amazes me that you can go from messy to slinky just by dragging it through a draw plate!
Oh wow, I can see why you are intrigued. It's fabulous. What's this technique called?
Greetings from Karin.
It's Viking knit, Karin: http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/beading_instructions/archive/2011/06/13/viking-knit-or-how-i-learned-to-love-wire-jewelry.aspx
It's soooooooo pretty! Me likey. Me wanty!
Oh my that looks like something I made a year ago even the ending is similar. Except you´r turned out great and my doesn´t I think i need to try it again, and doing it correctly this time, beacause yours is really making me think "I want!!!"wearing mine i think ,hope it doesn´t fall apart
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Its Amazing!! :)
OOOOOoooooooh! I can think of lots of fun ways I can wear that! Very pretty and looks way too complicated. By the way, what is a draw plate? It sounds like a device that could harm your wire work, not make it better.
Not nearly as complicated as you'd think. A draw plate is just a wooden or plastic paddle with graduated sized holes drilled in it. So once you loop your wire around the dowel to form the tube, you slide it off the dowel & pull it through the first size hole it fits through and then keep pulling it through smaller and smaller holes until you get the size/length you want. Each time the weave gets smoother and more even - and don't ask me how that works, but it does! I think if you use coated wire, the draw plate can scratch off your coating, but I've heard Zebra wire is coated well enough that it doesn't!
Hi, glad to see another Viking knit person on here. Looks like I will have to post a couple of my things.
Paramount wire is also a good one. The only color that has given me a problem is their white finish. All the other colors seem to work quite well. I like to do most of my work using 28ga, but just finished a 26ga necklace from a 1/2 inch rod. Came out pretty nice. When I make earrings i like to use a 1/8 inch rod and 30ga wire.
What a beautiful bracelet sherri, i adore this technic too and gaze at lot, seeing this it prickles in the fingers, but got focus for now on my beading things or i go mad with spending money. sigh so this got to wait a bit longer,....but allready looking at tutorials and informations about tools...
i look forward to see more of your knitting sherri and shanks!
May the beads be with you!
Nice Job. I did viking knit some time ago. It's very addictiing.