Hello all, I am Sara Jones and the artist behind Viking Jones Jewelry.
A little about viking knit:
I started making jewelry in grade school, with fishing line and WalMart beads. Slowly, I graduated to fine gemstones and metals and my technique became more refined. I no longer use my Leatherman to close crimp beads or twist wire, and I buy as many of my supplies locally from a great shop where I know I will get good quality.
A couple years ago I read an article on viking knit chain and how it had been discovered at sites where ancient villages had once stood. It has been theorized that it was used as currency, where people would trade lengths of the chain for whatever they needed in place of coin. The history behind this technique intrigued me and I continued my research into it, finally finding several very good tutorials…
- Born on October 3
- Joined April 29, 2010