Thursday, June 23, 2011

Folded Metal Pendant with Viking Knit Chain

Sharon, here is the picture of the finished piece, since you asked so nicely:-)
The viking knit chain was made using a 7/16 dowel and 5 e-loops with 24 g copper wire. I worked about 12 inches and when it was done being drawn through the draw plate, it was about twice as long in length. I annealed the chain afterwards but it made it so soft that it actually got too thin in places. Next time, it would be better to anneal the wire immediately after it was removed from the dowel, and before the draw plate.  I used 18 g wire for the bail and end caps.  The bail wire was hammered flat and then wrapped loosely around a knitting needle to size it and then placed onto the chain.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures. The chain is perfect, the piece is stunning. Looks lovely on you. Your projects are dazzling.