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Pebblehopper

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What she found under the tree
« on: December 25, 2016, 05:41:23 PM »

Alot of experimenting went into completing this piece: I wove the chain 24" from 24 ga sterling, wound the end caps, made the spring loaded tube clasp, fabricated the sterling setting and of course cut the amethyst. Enjoy!
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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 07:09:43 PM »

Hi there Pebblehopper

Very nice is an understatement. I like it a lot. Also a very cool subject. I put something under the tree also others I am sure. I would also like to show of what I did with some material John sent me. I did not have time for pic today so mayby tomorrow if you dont think it would hijack your post.

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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 07:55:51 PM »

You have been busy. Very nice.
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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 07:00:55 AM »

Beautiful job on the necklace.  I'm sure she just loved it.  It the chain Viking Knit?  I really like the way you set the amethyst! 
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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 09:08:44 PM »

Beautiful job on the necklace.  I'm sure she just loved it.  It the chain Viking Knit?  I really like the way you set the amethyst!

The necklace is a form of the viking weave that's done with a "pin" and woven freeform onto itself, not on a dowel as traditional viking knit is done. One student (who knows more of the thread arts than I)in a class  I gave said "oh that's crochet". The pin is used only to form loops, not to crochet the wire. This form gives a much tighter look than traditional viking knit.
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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 06:16:40 AM »

That's interesting.  I've never heard of using a pin for viking knit.  Where did you learn the technique?  I'd be interested in learning more about it.  Thanks!
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Re: What she found under the tree
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 06:45:39 AM »

I am constantly amazed at the things i see here on this forum! Very, very nicely done Peb!!!!
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