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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

Viking Beauty

About this design:

I took a class on how to knit "viking weave" - This is my first attempt. Wove 21' of sterling wire into a 6 inch tube. Compressed the weave through a press and this is the end result.

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  1. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    Wow, this is awesome!!! I bet that weave was alot of work.

  2. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wonderful great job, this is just beautiful!!!

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Woza! always new techniquics love this congrats on your new skill!!!

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    Lee D says:

    Very cool!

  5. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    I love this , great job…going into my favs :)

  6. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Beautiful. And thank you for introducing us to the technique.

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    This is gorgeous!! I’d love to learn how to do this. Fave.

  8. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW this is amazing !!! Great job !!!!

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    Copper Penny says:

    You did a great job, looks like you have been doing it for ages. I just love this would like to take a class myself.

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow…..amazing, wonderful, fantastic, love the weave and the design, absolutely stunning!

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    BayLady says:

    Very Very NICE! Congrats! 1st attempt?? Excellent job!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wowsa! Looks FAB! Love it. The viking knit and the beads are wonderful!

  13. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Oh my, very brave to use sterling for your first attempt! This is absolutely stunning. Those beads just jump out and grab you. This is amazing for a first piece. Heck, it’s amazing for a 100th piece!!

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    K H says:

    Love it – Viking knit is on my ever-growing bucket list!!! :)

  15. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is amazing! Gorgeous! Love, love love it!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Awesome! I love that Viking knit…sure doesn’t look like a first attempt to me! Those beads are wonderful, and the design is gorgeous! :D

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    Valley Girl says:

    WOW this is fantastic… Lovely design!!!

  18. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Wow!! How awesome is this!!! Way cool!

  19. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Fantastic! This is one of those things I want to get around to trying out. Love the look of the Viking Knit. Beautiful necklace!

  20. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Fantastic work!

  21. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, I just LOVE this! FAVE!!

    Did the Viking knit hurt your hands? What gauge did you use here so we can get a perspective? SLS

  22. Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene says:

    26 gauge sterling silver. You can also use 26 gauge artistic wire which is much less expensive. No, it did not hurt my hands. Take a look at this link to see how it’s done:


    Thank you for all your kind comments.

  23. Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene says:

    The link did not come out so try this one.

    Fine Art By Rocio Once you get to the home page look for Viking in the left column

  24. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ok, great, thank you Mary Magdalene! Excellent info and thanks for the link. I have a friend who wants to try Viking Knit but thought you needed very strong hands. We’ll check it out!! SLS

  25. Frida
    Frida says:

    OHHH great!!

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