A Sweater for a Stone

By now you know I am a big fan of wire knitting.  There are different styles of wire knitting and they lend themselves to a variety of applications.

Did you know it's possible to knit a sweater for a stone or cabochon enabling you to suspend it from a chain or cord?

In my latest tutorial I show you how to do it.  You will need:

Tools and Materials

  • Bead mat or towel to protect your work surface
  • Steel bench block
  • Chasing hammer
  • Plastic mallet
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Square nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Pro-polish pad, polishing cloth or steel wool to clean your wire
  • Automotive sandpaper to sand out any tools marks at the end
  • Ring mandrel
  • Nylon jaw pliers

  • 18g bronze wire or 16g copper wire - about 10 inches
  • 28g bronze wire or 26g copper wire - two “wingspans” of wire (5 ft) if you are making The Knitted Raven signature bale; one wingspan if you choose the simple bale.
  • Cabochon about an inch (2.5 cm) diameter

I show some of the process in real time so you get a better sense of the process.  As a result, this video is much longer than my usual fare. Some parts were difficult to film, but I do show everything I do including how to make The Knitted Raven's signature bale.

You will also need to decide how to suspend your finished pendant.  If you decide to use a leather cord and want to make your one findings, check out the other tutorials I have on how to do this in the Wire Working 101 Playlist.

I hope you enjoy knitting a sweater for a stone! You can find the full video tutorial, with time stamps for different sections HERE


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