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Viking knit chain necklace with Toggle c

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Viking knit Chain »
by Abby Hook

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Category Jewelry
Type Necklace, Accessory
Style Funky, Whimsical, Traditional
Abby Hook on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Unisex

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? I have made this lightweight chain with fine 28 gauge copper wire, giving it a delicate look whilst it remains very strong. I have finished the chain with handmade wire cones on either end and a toggle clasp, which you can wear at the front, as the focal point of the necklace. The necklace is 16 1/2" long and the loop of the toggle clasp measures 3/4" across. This item comes in a gift box.

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

First of all, this is an awesome piece. Second, ironically enough, my favorite part of this piece is your handmade cone, it gives the piece amazing character. Any chance you could tell me how you made the cone???

05/30/2012 Flag

Thank you!! The cones are taught as part of my Viking chain tutorial:

05/31/2012 Flag

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/Necklace/Viking-knit-Chain/4854

05/31/2012 Flag

Thanks I will check it out

06/02/2012 Flag

Oh, one more thing, I simply love copper. What do you treat your copper pieces with to prevent tarnishing??

05/30/2012 Flag

Thank you for your comment FoxDesigns. All metals will discolour with time if they are not cleaned. I reduce the effect with copper by cleaning it with a mild detergent and a soft nylon brush once I have finished making it and then polishing it with a gold polishing cloth which has been impregnated with an anti tarnish agent, this greatly reduces the discolouring process ;) If your copper does start to discolour, you can clean it back to a shine with a soft nylon brush and some toothpaste (make sure you rinse it well). I hope this helps :)

05/31/2012 Flag

Absolutely perfect!:)

06/02/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/06/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/06/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/06/2012 Flag

Love the copper!

06/03/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/06/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/06/2012 Flag