Viking knit bracelet

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ss10001 wrote
on Nov 7, 2012 5:10 PM

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!

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SeaBeads wrote
on Nov 7, 2012 5:21 PM

Oh wow, I can see why you are intrigued. It's fabulous. What's this technique called?

Greetings from Karin.


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Valbeads wrote
on Nov 7, 2012 10:50 PM

It's soooooooo pretty!  Me likey.  Me wanty!




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Niwas wrote
on Nov 8, 2012 5:12 AM

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 Big Smile

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 apartSadConfused

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on Nov 8, 2012 11:22 AM

Its Amazing!! :) 

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Sharon Mc wrote
on Nov 8, 2012 1:54 PM

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.

Sharon Mc

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ss10001 wrote
on Nov 8, 2012 5:32 PM

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!

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shanks wrote
on Nov 8, 2012 8:35 PM

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.

Good knitting.


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Aunty Akoya wrote
on Nov 9, 2012 2:58 PM

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!

Beads Ahoy

Aunty Akoya

May the beads be with you!

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debbiela wrote
on Nov 12, 2012 3:57 AM

Nice Job.  I did viking knit some time ago.  It's very addictiing. 

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