Viking Chain Netting: Trichinopoly on a Dowel
Also called “Viking Chain Netting” and “Viking Weaving”, this jewelry technique is done with neither knitting needles nor a loom, but instead with thin wire on a stick! Examples of these chains have been found in various archeological sites in Scandinavia dating back to the 8th century A.D. This technique can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The chain looks exquisite and complicated, but the process is simple and straightforward. This is a great portable handicraft you can do on the bus or plane.
Skill Level: Any
Material fee: $18 kit includes: all wire (many colors available), bending mandrel, 8 pg. full color handout, end caps, closure findings, use of draw-plate
Student Supplies: wire snips, jewelry pliers, jewelry needle-nose pliers