I spent all day weaving a Viking knit length long enough to be a necklace. Good news: It only took two and a half hours for the weaving, and I figured out a lot of work arounds for different things I have been struggling with while weaving, like leaving huge gaps in certain sections, then seeing thinner bits after drawing it through the draw plate. Bad news: I Totally forgot about writing a blog post, because after catching up with all of my shows I started looking up what sort of necklace design to do with the finished chain XD The last time I made a piece of Viking knit, I made it really long, but with 28 gage wire and I honestly don’t like the super thin look you get with that gage. Just wanted to try it again, because 28 is what I practiced with when I first started, but for me I’m definitely more into the thicker look for Viking knit – mainly because, if I’m going to spend 3+ hours on making a length of chain, I want it to look like it’s more than just some thin necklace chain and actually be bulky enough to see the work put into the weave. I’m generally more of a tactile person, and no matter how something look, I really like being able to feel the work, so maybe that’s part of the reason too. That’s always such a double-edged sword because I tend to feel really minor imperfection’s, that aren’t visible when I show them to my Mom to ask how it looks so…woo/boo to tactile-ness, I guess!
I was going to be like “I spent all of this time doing this so idk what to blog about today” but lookie here I think we’ve got a blog post XD
I am 100 percent ready to admit I am hooked on this brand of jewelry making, because even though I have a ton of beads already I’m like oh snap there are Czech glass beads I need some of those too for wire designs! And on that note, I’m off to figure out what to do with this Viking knit necklace. Happy crafting everybody!