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barbwire
« on: March 23, 2006 12:28:11 PM »

Knit this wire bracelet from the book "Great Wire Jewelry" by Irene From Peterson.  I didn't use her step by step too much, just looked at the knit and went to town, it was really easy, I mean I feel like I am cheating.  She doesn't use any solder on hers, but I soldered the ends on and used a commercial clasp.  I haven't been very successful in having my clasps look professional.  This one is made from 22 gauge sterling silver, sterling tubing, sterling beads and clasp.  It is a pretty heafty size.

the ends are a cut piece of tube with a flying saucer shaped bead on the end.

a close up.
I made a tiny chain using 28 g pure silver wire, which looks fine far away, but I have some learning to do on that size wire.  The bead is one I wove from the 28g wire over 18g half round and made a tube, cut it apart, put jump rings on the end and there it is.


I love working with wire, hence, barbwire.

Barbara

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006 12:33:30 PM »

Wow that's really neat! I never knew you could weave wire  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006 01:02:53 PM »

Wow that's really neat! I never knew you could weave wire  Roll Eyes

Neither did I! 

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006 01:10:24 PM »

Can I just say Holy Crap?
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006 01:16:00 PM »

It's gorgeous!!  No that isn't a strong enough word....stunning!!  It almost looks like a tube of chainmaille.  I've never knit w/wire, I suspect it's murder on the hands??

Fabulous job!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006 01:25:18 PM »

That's incredible.  Did you knit it with a spool knitter?
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006 01:45:29 PM »

Here is a tutorial for those of you who don't need many pictures.  I myself, need lots of photos without much words.  http://www.diynet.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4177158,00.html

I used a knitting needle for the hex inside and kept it inside, I did not work it off the dowel.  I also did not keep it in a vice, I just held it.  Also, I don't like my knit to look sloppy.  The drawplate does spread it out and make it look neat if it is not, but it looks cool before pulling too, so I say try and be neat so you can leave it alone if you want.   I think the fact that the smaller gauge one has weird spots is because it was sloppy before I pulled it.

http://www.jomsb.org/Dirk/Trichinopoly/Trichinopoly.htm
This second one is better, the knit for both my chains were double.

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CozmicStardust
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006 08:07:12 PM »

This is amazing! It's all so even and perfect and looks like something I would buy in a store! I would never think someone could actually make that as if it's no big deal! kudos!
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chamaecyparis
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006 11:06:44 PM »

Those are so pretty! the thought of knitting with wire makes my hands hurt, though- even knitting with cotton is kind of tough on my hands.
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McJulie-O
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006 05:36:58 AM »

My jaw just dropped open in wonder and awe! Simply amazing!
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