Viking Knit hoop earrings

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women

What you will need

  • This simple
  • sleek design is surprisingly light weight. I have used double Viking knit for the body of the hoop
  • which holds its shape due to the core wire running through the knit. The earring is secured closed with a hinged earwire
  • which allows the earring to swing freely
  • whilst closing easily and securely. The earrings are made with copper wire and measure 1 1/8" across the outer edge. I have used the same techniques to construct the hoop frame as taught in my Kiss Kross Earrings tutorial: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/Earrings/Kiss-Kross-Hoop-Earrings/4860

Q&A with Abby Hook

coedt@cox.net asked:
love them,want them.Have a thing to make viking chain,etc,but have never tried it,looks to hard????????????????????
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :) Viking knit just takes some practice to master, I have a tutorial here for it: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/Necklace/Viking-knit-Chain/4854
FoxDesigns asked:
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :)
mochadq187258 asked:
these are amazing how did you do these
Abby Hook answered:
These earrings are a combiation of my Viking chain tutorial and my Kiss Kross hoop earrings tutorail (both available here on Craftsy). I formed the chain and then ran the hoop frame wire through the centre of the knit, finishing the hoop earrings in the same way as the Kiss Kross earrings!