Save 1,500 Favorites: Top Sellers & Trends are on Sale through Saturday!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!



About this design:

I was working on another Viking Knit (yes, I'm hooked!), and while at my LBS I spied these puffed triangle serpentine beads - well, I knew exactly where I was going put them. OK, granted, I only used one....the others are a darker green, and I'm sure I'll find a home for them eventually....


26 ga brown wire, Serpentine, turquoise magnesite, flamed copper stardust beads

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Love it!

  2. No Photo
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, Sarah! :D

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Fabulous design and color combo, Sue! I love the Viking Knit in this shade of brown! :D Looking forward to seeing what you do with the other triangles! :D

  4. No Photo
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thank you Lynn! You know, you got me hooked on the viking knit, when I saw your bracelets in the design gallery oh so many entries ago!

    I’m working on a silver one right now – I find the wire is a lot stiffer than my colored wire. Did you find that to be the case as well? Or did I get the wrong kind of wire? It’s 26 ga….

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Sue, this is so pretty !!!! I love the viking knit look… but have not tried it yet… need to find a tut somewhere….. That will be my next adventure !!!!
    Your designs are so good !!!!! Can’t wait to see more !!

  6. No Photo
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, Violet! You know, I saw a video on viking knit – it looked fairly easy – you’ll just need a drawboard and a dowel, and you should be good to go! :D

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is so attractive! VK is on my list of ‘things to learn to do’, too.

  8. No Photo
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  9. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is a lovely necklace. I really love the Serpentine focal bead along with the Turquoise Magnesite and Flamed Copper Stardust beads … wonderful combination.

  10. No Photo
    love to bead aka Donna says:

    I love it and have wanted to try viking knit I really like the end result

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Sue, this is spectacular. I too am hooked on viking knit. I use a little tool called the Lazee Daizee
    there is a tutorial it is really easy.

  12. No Photo
    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OK. This is inspiring me to “want” to try viking knit! I really like this design Sue!

    Karen, are you SURE it’s really easy?! If this is anything like sewing, I’m not sure I’ll stick with it…… :| Anybody live in southern Indiana that would like to give me lessons? :-)

  13. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    This is awesome, Sue, I love the viking knit too! Beautiful necklace!

  14. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    You sure have this down to a science Sue! Love the colors on this one even if it’s not red!! :)

  15. No Photo
    Dora H says:

    LOVE this…haven’t tried Viking Knit yet :)

  16. No Photo
    Reet says:

    Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

  17. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    This is very nice.

  18. No Photo
    Melissa S says:

    Just please tell me that someone has posted instructions on the Viking Knit!!!

  19. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Beautiful piece of wearable art.

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.