Viking Wire Knitting for the Modern Era

Bell Island, Canada · 15 Sales


Viking Wire Knitting for the Modern Era

Bell Island, Canada 15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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Katherine Walters

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Katherine Walters


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

mkstoltzfus on Feb 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this necklace and have received many compliments. It's beautifully made. I have nothing but wonderful compliments for Katherine. The necklace was shipped quickly and Katherine was wonderful to work with. I hope to buy more pieces in the future!

Profane James

Profane James on Apr 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great experience - very accommodating to the requests I had for this brooch. The end product is just what I envisioned and was very well received. I'll be back!


eminott on Dec 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

great earrings, perfect Fall design

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Specializing In Viking Wire Knitting

The Purple Raven is my alter ego, my creative spirit, if you will. For decades I have dabbled in a range of handcrafts including knitting, quilting, embroidery, tole painting, sewing, gardening and creative writing. Jewelry making was always an interest however, for a long time I was intimidated by metal working. Finally in 2011, I decided it was time to get on with it.

I draw inspiration from my surroundings, from historical and contemporary sources and from the materials themselves. I specialize in handcrafted jewelry featuring Viking style wire knitting, semi-precious and natural stones, beach glass, leather, copper, sterling silver, fine silver and gold-filled wire.

My public studio is located at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, in St. John's, Newfoundland. The Plant is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Feel free to drop by and see what I'm making!


Shop members

  • Katherine Walters


    Civil servant by day, aspiring wire artist by night. I 've spent years soaking up inspiration from historical sources, books and from the beaches and forests on three coasts of this country. Time to create! Welcome to my shop.

  • Chad Sparkes

    Sales And Promotion

Shop policies

Last updated on May 26, 2015
Thank you for choosing the Purple Raven Boutique! If you love your purchase, please tell your friends. Less than satisfied? Please let me know so I can make it right for you. This humble store is the beginning of a whole new life for me so I take my customer's satisfaction very seriously. Hope to see back here again soon!

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I accept Paypal. This means you can pay with a credit card (using Paypal). Payment is due within 5 days of your purchase. I will cancel the transaction if I don't hear from you within that time.

Please ensure that Paypal has your valid address so that your package gets to you! Buyers are responsible for any customs fees applicable.
Within three days of receiving your payment, your item(s) will be carefully and discretely packaged and sent via international or domestic mail as appropriate.

Custom forms will be completed as required by shipping regulations and any duty will be the customer's responsibility.

Please note: Delivery charges will be waived for local customers who wish to pick up their purchases. If you wish to do this, please indicate so when you place your order.

US Customers: You package will be sent as a tracked packet. The shipping rate provides for limited insurance. It can be sent as an expedited parcel for an additional $6.00. This will provide for full insurance and tracking. Please contact me if you want this extra coverage and I will adjust your invoice.

International Customers please note: Your package will be sent by International Parcel (Air). This costs $46.00 but provides for insurance and tracking. You can opt to have it sent by International Small Packet for a reduced charge; however, this does not provide for insurance or tracking. I can provide you with documentation that your package has been shipped; but that is all.

Please let me know which shipping method you want. If I do not hear from you, I will assume you want it sent by International Parcel (Air).

The Purple Raven Boutique assumes no responsibility for parcels once they have been shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you aren't completely happy with your purchase, please contact me within three days of receiving your package. Unused items may be returned, in their original packaging, via mail for a full refund of the purchase price or to exchange it for another shop item.

Purple Raven Boutique is not responsible for any damages or loss incurred by the customer through the misuse of any store item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have any concerns, please email me and we will work to resolve them.