Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Here is my creation from Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Hop. I had broken my finger and was not able to make this piece by the deadline for the blog hop. So better late than never, here is the stunning large focal bead that I received from Pam Brisse. Take a peek at Pam's Etsy store for more pretty flocal beads.
Friday, February 17, 2012
I have been playing around with different weaves and gauges of viking knit. I have used 28,26 and 24 gauge wire. I like working with the 26 gauge the best, but the 24 gauge makes a nice solid feeling weave. I like my bracelets to have a hefty feel to them. I also have been experimenting with different amounts of rows, and between a single, double and triple knit. Here is the piece I just finished this morning. It features a nine row double knit. A hefty 9mm in diameter chain.
This is a single knit with 24 gauge fine silver wire in a ten row pattern, 8mm diameter...
And last, this is 5 rows in 26 gauge single knit, 4mm diameter chain.
I am not sure if I like the single or double knit better for bracelets The single is more flexible and the double has a nice solid feel, great for bangles. For necklaces the single weave in lighter weight wire the best.