Viking Knit

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All class participants must be registered and paid for at beadsocietynm.org . Class fee includes kit fee. We will try to accommodate walk ins. ***** Viking Knit – $45 per person ***** Kit: bead caps, wire, clasps, dowels. ***** Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes: needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose plier, crimp tool ***** Description: You will learn to weave a bracelet or necklace using wire and a dowel. Really beautiful end result. In this class you will learn the ancient technique of Viking Knit which was created by the Vikings in Scandinavia. Fine silver wire was created by melting down silver coins. Chains are created by looping wires together on a dowel, then pulling the pieces through a draw plate to compress and reduce the size of the woven chain. You will create a bracelet out of copper, silver plate, or brass plate wire. You will also learn how to attach a toggle clasp to your finished bracelet. You may not finish your bracelet in class but will leave with the skills to complete your pieces at home.

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