Stone sweaters and other curiosities
In my last video tutorial, I demonstrated how to make a wire sweater using Viking wire knitting to capture a circular cabochon. I suggested a round cabochon as it is the easiest shape to try when first starting out.
But it isn't the only thing you can capture in Viking wire knitting!
I had a phase early in my wire knitting career where I tried to capture a variety of objects in wire knitting; such as small glass bottles, sea shells, beach rocks, stone eggs, pieces of antler, beach glass...all sorts of things.
So today I'm sharing one of my favorite pieces, and one that I made for myself. It's a quartz cluster I found on the south side hills in St John's over 20 years ago. I finally made it into pendant in 2016. It was very rough on the back so I covered the back densely with knitting to protect my clothes and brought the edges up past the crystal points.
It occurred to me that some of you might enjoy seeing those earlier exploits, so I dug through The Purple Raven Boutique (my former business) archives to see what pictures I might still have. These are from circa 2012-14 (forgive the photo quality - I was so green then). And the knitting was pretty much free form.
If you are interested in seeing a video about this, message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find the recent tutorial on setting a cabochon with Viking style wire knitting, click HERE