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Xuet - Viking Knit Necklace by AMyriadVice Xuet - Viking Knit Necklace by AMyriadVice
"Snow", in Cantonese.

Of all my jewellery styles thus far (that is: chainmaille, wire wrap, and viking knit), although I've spent by far the least time on this one, I rather feel that I might have actually done something to further this field. Or at least, I for one have never seen viking knit chains embellished to such degree. Or even, at all.

To be honest, I was quite happy with previous pieces done with the viking knitting technique. I will, however, admit to feeling like I've done something special with this one, which is, perhaps even more incomprehensible than the previous ones (apparently) were. But making this piece was to some extent draining, and I did not quite arrive at the sense of accomplishment at the end of it, that I had expected. But that isn't really much of a concern, beyond that it is one of those pieces the beauty of which I seem able to forget, and even doubt, when I'm not looking at it. For serious.

Made for my mother, to wear for a wedding she's attending in two weeks. An early Christmas present.

(Incidentally, my 100th deviation in the Jewelry category.)

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Thousands of Swarovski Pearls and Crystals, maybe 20 yards of non-tarnish Silver Artistic Wire, maybe 3 - 400 Rolled Sterling Silver jumprings, and a Sterling Silver pinch clasp.



This design available for custom order only.


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:iconinkerbel:
Inkerbel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Exquisite.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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Alyarie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely awesome. So lovely,,,,,it looks ethereal.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)
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Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just made my first crochet piece a few days ago. It was a disaster, it didn't look good at all :D . So I really admire this necklace, the stitches (don't know how to call it else :D) are so regular, nothing seems out of place. And I don't think it's overloaded in any way. If there were more than three colors it would be, but it's only white.

I'm excited about wire crochetting, there are so many possibilities and it's an alternative to wire wrapping from time to time.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wonder about wire crochet, is an actual crochet needle used? It's not something I've checked out per se, just yet.

Your work is very pretty, by the way. :)
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Darkrose42 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just saw that this is a knit necklace, I thought it was crochet :) .

Yes, I just use a normal crochet needle. It's a lot easier than knitting, so I tried it first. It doesn't take much time, I think that's the biggest advantage of crochetting. I made a new bracelet in the meantime with a different wire and another needle and it worked much better :)

Thank you! I hope one day I can upload decent jewelry pictures, still working on that :)
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elderarc Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, with wire crochet, you use crochet hooks. There should be some decent you tube videos on it. :)
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Your pieces continue to touch my heart. Not only for their artistic value but for the emotions they evoke. truly beautiful.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
And your comments continue to warm my heart and inspire me! Thank you so much. :)
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