Beadwork Magazine Index

Assembling rings 29 Braiding 21 08) Brass wire 6 Brooch 55 Byzantine chain 54 (57) Chain mail chains 36. 37. 38. (39) Changing wires -Viking knit 9 -Knit on 3 nails 25 Cones, mounting without glue 12 Copper polish 6 Copper wire, colored 6 Copper wire, gauges 6 Criss-cross chain 42 (43) Crochet hook, using in knitting 24 Crooked stitches (Viking knitting) 9 Cross chain 46 I43I Cross-linked chain 31 (33) Degree of difficulty key 5 Drawing 10. 25 Drawplate. making 7 Drum tumbler -polishing 6...

Corkscrew earrings

FINISHED LENGTH 3V' (9 cm) MATERIALS 935 silver wire 10 (25 cm) 20-gauge (1.0 mm) silver wire 4 silver cones. 6 mm 2 silver ear wires 2 silver jump rings Photo page 15 Start with 3 stitches on a 53 -inch mandrel and knit about 6 inches (15 cm) in double-knit. This piece will make both earrings. Slip the 20-gauge wire through the length of the knit and pull the whole assemblage through the drawplate. until it can't be tighter Be careful not to squeeze the 20-gauge wire out of the knit when...

Double Rope Chain

This rope chain holds its twist quite well without constant re-twisting. Follow the directions for the basic rooe chain page 44 . but use 2 rings instead of 1 in each link. 20 g copper rings. 20-gauge lt 10 mm wire. 5 mm ID 1 clasp. 13 mm Photo- page 43 Assemble this according to the basic pattern for Double Rope chain.

Open Round Chain Mail

Knitted Chainmail Pattern

Lift up on the string so that the rings hang down. Gather the 3 rings hanging farthest down and link them 2 by 2. where they meet, with 3 red rings. Repeat step 3 continuously. Always link the rings most recently added. 1. Join 2 blue to 1 red to 2 blue to 1 red to 2 blue into 1 red ring. It is important that all the rings of the same color lie the same way 2. Lay the rings on the work surface and thread a string or wire loosely through the uppermost blue rings Round chain mail silver...

Knit bracelet

FINISHED LENGTH 6 15 cm MATERIALS 16' 10V 5 m 26-gauge 0.5 mm .935 silver wire 6 15 cm 14-gauge 2.0 mm silver wire 6 4 17 cm clear plastic tubing aquarium supplies, etc. about ' 4 inch 0.5 cm outside diameter. 2 cup style end caps with 7 mm inside Start with 8 stitches and knit 5 inches 13 cm using the basic pattern on pages 24-25. Slide the plastic tubing into the knit ana pull the whole assemblage through the drawplate, until it is smooth and even Now, shape the heavy 14-gauge 2.0 mm wire...

Heavy sinnet bangle

8 2.4 m 22-gauge 0.8 mm copper wire 3 pieces each 32 80 cm 10' 8 3.2 m 22-gauge 0.8 mm 935 silver wire 4 pieces each 32 80 cm 1 curved silver tube with 10 mm inside diameter 1 U.S. No 10.5 knitting needle Photo page 18 Braid around the needle as described on this page until the wire is used up or the bangle is long enough. Finish the piece. Check the length, remembering that the widest part of your hand must be able to pass through. The finished bangle doesn't open. Glue on the tubing, taking...

Braided ring

FINISHED LENGTH 4 10 cm MATERIALS .935 silver wire 5 12 cm 20-gauge 1.0 mm silver wire 2 silver cones. 6 mm Photo page 18 Cut the 26-gauge wire in 4 pieces, each 10 inches 25 cm Bend them In half to make 8 ends. Place these and the 20-gauge silver wire in a vise with the 20-gauge wire in the center and braid as described on page 21 Finish and glue on the cones isee page 16 Knit bracelet p 26 Knitted necklace p 26 Knit bracelet p 26 Knitted necklace p 26

Crown Sinnet Braiding

Crown Sennit

For this technique, you can use the same kinds and weights of wire used for regular braiding. You can braid 3, 4. 5, 6. or 7 wires together into a sinnet. 1. Measure wires in the given lengths, twist them together to secure them, and wrap them around a knitting needle. as shown. Secure the knitting needle and the wires together in a vise. You will work up the needle. Spread the wires around the needle as shown. For this technique, you can use the same kinds and weights of wire used for regular...

Knit On 3 Nails

Medieval Patterns With Wire

.935 silver wire and copper wire, starting at 28 gauge 0.4 mm . Again, the best is 26-gauge 0.5 mm . The startup bundle and the first few stitches are always discarded, so save your silver wire for the real thing 1. Use a piece of colored copper wire about 40'y 1 m long. Starting a little ways into the length, wind 8 loops over a ruler. These will be on the side away from the ends of the wire. 2. Spread out the loops to form a daisy 3. Holding onto the fastened end. use the crochet hook to form...

Knit choker with bead

.935 silver wire 20 0.5 m 20-gauge 1 mm silver wire 2 silver cones. 15 mm 4 10 cm 16-gauge 1.5 mm silver wire for S-catch 1 purchased bead Photo page 23 Start with 8 stitches and knit about 15 inches 38 cm using the basic pattern on pages 24-25. Pull through the drawplate until the knit is firm enough Slide the bead on first, then mount the cones see page 121 Make and attach an S-catch.

Twisted chain

.935 silver wire 20 0.5 m 20-gauge 1.0 mm 2 jump rings for clasp Photo page 11 Start with 4 stitches on a e-inch 5 mm mandrel and single knit. Be very careful when starting and ending wires. When the work is 18 inches 45 cm , plus a little extra, twist as described on p. 19. Mount cones and clasp see page 12 for help

Braided bracelet

6M ' 2 m 26-gauge 0.5 mm wire this can be either all .935 silver wire or half silver and half copper wire 12 30 cm 20-gauge 1.0 mm silver wire 2 silver cones. 6 or 11 mm 2 silver jump rings for the clasp Photo page 18 Cut the 26-gauge wire in 4 pieces, each 20 inches 50 cm Bend these in half so you have 8 ends Mount these in the vise with the 20-gauge wire in the center. the other wires with 4 to a side If working with 2 metals, put the 4 copper on one side, the 4 silver on the other Braid and...

Necklace with cones

50' 7 15 m 26-gauge 0 5 mm .935 silver wire 1' 8 0 5 m 20-gauge 1.0 mm 2 silver jump rings for the clasp Photo page 11 6-inch 5 mm mandrel and double-knit 14 inches 35 cm total. When drawing through the drawplate, don't overdo it. or the knit will begin to twist Mount the cones and findings. For a matching bracelet of the same thickness, use about 16' 10 V 5 m of 26-gauge 0.5 mm 935 silver wire- .935 silver wire 2 silver end caps. 4.2 mm ID inside diameter 2 jump rings for the catch Photo page...

Twisted Open Viking Knit

Viking Knit Patterns

Twisted knitting is open, single knitting. It's never pulled through a drawplate. so it must be the finished length when the knitting is completed. Be very meticulous when starting a new piece of wire The best gauge is 26 or 24 0.5 or 0.6 mm . Finer wire is not suitable for necklaces and bracelets, but may be all right for rings and earrings. How to even out the twisted viking knit Remove the mandrel and check all wire changes Give the hooks a little pinch if they seem to be slipping loose....

Bracelet on a leather cord

Slip Knot Bracelet Instructions

3 4 V i meter 26-gauge 0.5 mm .935 silver wire 16 40 cm leather cord Photo page 11 On 3 stitches and a 3.5 mm mandrel, double-knit until the wire is used up Thread the leather cord through the knit and center the wire knitting on the cord before pulling it through the drawplate. Draw both through at the same time, holding only the startup bundle to avoid damaging the cord. Draw it as many times as you reasonably can. Nip off the startup bundle and bend loose ends neatly into the knit using the...

Contents

Oxidizing, and Polishing 5 Knitted, Twisted, and Braided Wire Jewelry 7 Knitted bracelet on a leather cord 12 Knitted necklace with cones 12 Knit bracelet in oxidized silver 13 Flat bracelet in oxidized silver 13 Long chain with cross and coil ends 13 Oxidized silver bracelet with coil ends 14 Hoop earrings 16 Knit ring with silver end beads 16 Knit ring with cones 16 Fine silver chain w th pendant 16 Fine knit silver bracelet 17 Corkscrew dangle earrings 17 Heavy bracelet in bright...

Getting Started With Viking Knit

Hand Press Drawplate

Turn the next two startup petals toward you and make another stitch identical to the first. Tighten the wire a little between them. Continue this way until all the startup petals have been stitched together. Try to keep the spaces between stitches even. Startup bundle for single knit, double-knit, and triple knit Set the mandrel upright in the vise. The notch should be to the left if you are right handed, or the opposite if you're left-handed. It's a good idea to make the startup bundle in a...

Great Wire Jewelry

A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York Art Director and Production Thom Gaines Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data ISmykker fra Vikingetid. og du selv kan lave. English Great wire jewelry projects amp techniques Irene From Peterson, p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 1-57990-093-3 1. Jewelry making 2. Wire craft. I. Title. TT212.P48 1999 Published by Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co Inc. 387 Park Avenue South. New York. N.Y. 10016 Originally published in...