Published On: 01-31-2012 07:34am
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So now that you have made a run of viking knit you are probably wondering what to do with it now. In this tutorial, I will walk you through the basic steps of turning that knit into a stunning bracelet. You will need to start off with your standard jewelry tools beads and wire. I have pictured here what I used to make this piece...
Once you have all the tools you think you will want you will put a basic loop at the end of your wire. In this piece I used 18g vintage Parawire and choose to tie off the loop with a double wrap around the base of the wire for added stability as shown. After setting your end loop sting on one end cap followed by your channel or run of viking knit and cap that off with a second end cap making sure all the viking knit ends tuck nicely into the caps tucking with your pliers if needed. Select beads to complement your piece and that will fill in the length of your wire to your desired length minus about 1/2 an inch (this is saved for your clasp). Once you have your beads string them on and end with another loop to mach the loop on the other end. Make a clasp that you feel works well with your piece and finish. Enjoy wearing your piece for years to come.
originally published 2010