Ancient Wire -An illustrated guide to making jewelry by Helene Jacobs


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Ancient Wire -An illustrated guide to making jewelry by Helene Jacobs


Ancient Wire - An illustrated guide to making intricate jewelry in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures
by Helene Jacobs

This book will not only show you how to create chains known as Viking Chain Knitting / Viking Wire Weaving / Viking Knit, but how to finish them, and also how to create other items such as rings and hollow ovals.

Chapters include: Tools and Materials, The Handle, Basic Technique-Through Two Handle Loops, Basic Technique-Through One Handle Loop, Single Loop Handle, Double Technique, Adding a New Piece of Wire, Estimating the Length of the Finished Chain, Drawing the Chain, Finishing, Tips and Tricks, Clasps, Connecting Rings, Rings, Wire Caged Glass Bead, Hollow Oval, Leather Cord Center Necklace or Bracelet, Twisted Wire Center Bracelet

79 pages, 121 illustrations

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

For years I searched for a method to make my own jewelry without having to work with heat and fire, or to buy expensive tools. When I learned of this method of making beautiful, intricate chains, I was completely enchanted. The materials can be readily purchased and the tools required are few and not cumbersome, so this is a very portable craft.

I have been teaching this craft almost as long as I have been practicing it. My students are a great joy to me, and I usually learn something new with each class that I teach. But I realize that I can't meet each of you, so I have put the many things that I have learned through the years into this book.

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