Tips And Tricks On How To Viking Knit And Make Jewelry

Do you love the look of woven wire? If so, you need to check out the jewelry making possibilities with our Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool. Today, we are looking at everything you need to create wonderful woven jewelry. We are going to show you the materials you will need, the techniques used to finish your wire designs, and finally, we will give you some free jewelry design ideas. Read on and become a woven jewelry master!

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If you love these videos, make sure you catch James and Kristen on YouTube. James has a series called Conversations in Wire. He uploads a new episode every other Thursday. He is on hand during the premiere to discuss Soft Flex Craft Wire and answer your questions. Kristen has a live series called Free Spirit Beading that airs every Monday at 12:00pm PST. She loves to make jewelry and discuss art. These two are great muses for creating jewelry and super helpful if you need advice or tips.

We would love to see your Viking Knit creations. Join our Facebook group – VIB and share your pictures! VIB is a great place to find fellow jewelry designers and crafty folks and talk all things jewelry and Soft Flex Beading Wire.

Viking Knit Jewelry Projects

You are going to love the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool! If you have ever wanted to learn Viking Knit Weaving or would like to make the process simpler, this tool is going to amaze you. The disk on the top of the tool makes it easy to create looped “petals”. From there, the ridges along the length of the tool are a perfect guide to keep your loops uniform and even. The step-by-step instructions included makes everything foolproof.

The recommended gauges of  Soft Flex Craft Wire to use are 24, 26, or 28 gauge, however by changing the number of loops being utilized in your design, you can go as large as 20 gauge. The tool will not damage or scuff your Craft Wire. A draw plate will help you reduce the finished Craft Wire design down to your preferred width. You can also use Soft Flex Beading Wire and create a wonderfully colorful design. Multiple stands of wire can be used with both tools.

Getting started is easy, but you may make a few mistakes, luckily the drawing down process, with Soft Flex Craft Wire and a draw plate, hides the majority of those mistakes! You will be creating a beautiful weave while watching TV or talking to friends in no time. Multiple strands and sizes of viking knit can be used together to form a larger project. It lends itself to decorative applications such as adding headpins with embellishments and, when not drawn down or utilizing the bigger Lazee Daizee tool, items like pearls and gems can be inserted inside the weave.

Jewelry Making Supplies

1/2" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool

Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool 1/2"

The bigger  Lazee Daizee tool is 1/2” in diameter with 12 loops and 12 sides on the surface. The large number of loops on the head will allow for creative and versatile designs. The Lazee Daizee 1/2" tool accommodates larger gauges of wire than the smaller tool. Weave on this tool can be reduced to 3/8” and 1/4” diameter, depending on the gauge of wire and number of loops used.

1/4" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool

Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool 1/4"

The smaller  Lazee Daizee tool is 1/4" diameter with 6 loops and 6 sides on the surface. This generates a very flexible and fluid chain that works up fast and creates woven lengths that are great for draping as a necklace alone or with pendants. The largest diameter wire you can use with all 6 loops is a 22 gauge, which will result in about a 3/8" diameter woven tube. 

Lazee Daizee Draw Plate

Lazee Daizee Draw Plate

This draw plate will ensure all of your  Lazee Daizee creations have a stunning and uniform finish.

You can use 24, 26, or 28 gauge  Soft Flex Craft Wire with this draw plate. This tool will not damage or scuff your Craft Wire. A draw plate will help you reduce the finished Craft Wire design down to your preferred width.

The Lazee Daizee 11-hole draw plate is made from a high density polycarbonate plastic used in the manufacturing industry to produce cams and wheels. It has a built-in lubricant for easy drawing and can be used with color-coated wires. Can be used with both the 1/4" and 1/2" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit  Tools.

Viking Knit Technique Videos: 

Once you have your supplies on hand, you will need to learn how to use your new  Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool. The tool comes with easy to follow instructions, but nothing beats a demonstration! These videos offer an exhaustive look at the process of creating your Viking Knit wire weave. You will learn how to draw your designs down through a draw plate. We will also show you how to blend colors on the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool.

Viking Knit With The 1/4" Lazee Daizee And Soft Flex Craft Wire


Lazee Daizee Soft Flex Craft Wire Bracelet by James Browning

Supplies:

1/4" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
Draw Plate
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 24ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 24ga
Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers

Viking Knit With The 1/2" Lazee Daizee And Soft Flex Craft Wire


Lazee Daizee Viking Knit with Soft Flex Craft Wire by Kristen Fagan

Supplies:

26 Gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire in Bare Copper and Smoky Quartz Colors
1/4" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
1/2" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
Lazee Daizee Draw Plate
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters

Viking Knit Double Stitch With The Lazee Daizee


Lazee Daizee Viking Knit with Soft Flex Craft Wire by James Browning

Supplies: 

Soft Flex Craft Wire - 26ga
1/4" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
Bead Nipper
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Draw Plate
Craft Wire Starter Kit

Using The Lazee Daizee To Blend Soft Flex Craft Wire Colors


Blending Soft Flex Craft Wire using a Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool by James Browning

Supplies:

Soft Flex Craft Wire - 26ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 26ga
1/2" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
1/4" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
Lazee Daizee Draw Plate
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cutters (Bead Nipper)
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers 

Turn Your Viking Knit Pieces Into Jewelry:

Now let's turn your finished Viking Knit wire weave into a beautiful piece of jewelry. These are just some ideas. You can be as creative as you like. These  videos offer a little inspiration and show you what is possible with your Viking Knit.

Viking Knit Necklace and Bracelet

Soft Flex Craft Wire Viking Knit Bracelet by Kristen Fagan

Bracelet Supplies:

6.5” - 6 Loop Knit Piece Made with 1/4" Lazee Daizee and 26 Ga Soft Flex Craft Wire in Smoky Quartz
12” - 22 or 20 Gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire in Smoky Quartz Color
2 - Hammered Cones Antique Brass Oxidized
Maker’s Toggle Clasp Antique Brass Oxidized
2 - 6mm Round Beads
Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Soft Flex Craft Wire Viking Knit Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Necklace Supplies:

3” - 12 Loop Knit Piece Made with 1/2" Lazee Daizee and 26 Ga Soft Flex Craft Wire in Bare Copper
12” - 22 or 20 Gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire in Bare Copper
24” - Soft Flex Medium Beading Wire in Copper Color
2 - Capital Cord Ends Antique Copper
4 - 2x2mm Crimp Tubes
1 - Lobster Claw Clasp
30 - Firepolish Beads from Shades of Coral Design Kit
Mix of Beads from Wanderlust & Saraswati Bead Mixes
Mix of Copper Beads
Electro-Formed Aspen Leaf Pendant from Realm of the Goddess
Cutters
Magical Crimping Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers

Viking Knit Earrings

Soft Flex Craft Wire Viking Knit Earrings by Kristen Fagan

Earrings Supplies:

1/2" Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool
Lazee Daizee Draw Plate
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 26ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 22ga
Soft Flex Professional Flush Cutters
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Jump Rings
Ear Wires
Bead Mixes
Soft Flex Beading Wire - .019 Diameter
Soft Flex 2x2mm Crimp Tubes
Magical Crimping Pliers

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Thomas Soles

Blog contributor Thomas Soles loves Jazz Age writers and crunchy french fries. His favorite gemstones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Freddie Mercury's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at Thomas@SoftFlexCompany.com