28-gauge Sterling Silver Wire with Sun Stone Bead
Viking Chain is created through the process of stitching / knitting /weaving a fine gauge wire onto either a dowel or an awl. As you stitch (thread) the wire onto the dowel and it grows (lengthens) you are creating what looks very much like a screen straw.
This is delicate work as the wire can kink/know and create an undesired look in the finished product. Once you have your chosen length you then draw the piece through a continually decreasing series of holes on a ‘draw plate’. This part of the process serves to lengthen and decrease the width of the work. So that a piece that began as (for example) 4” can be drawn out to a length of 8” to 10” depending on just how narrow you wish it to be.
This is of a rather simple explanation however will give you a sense of how much time and work go into creating a finished piece.
The Sunstone in this piece has been beaded directly onto the wire. Sunstone in this piece is an orange/gold stone however, Sunstone can also be found in red and brown.
|Your Crystal/Gemstone Energy Members|
|Red and Brown||Orange and Gold||–||–||Orange||–||–|
|Crystal/Gemstone Energy Key(s)|
|Placed on the lower spine can assist in balance||Placed at the top of the pelvis can assist with bodily energy flow||–||–||… on the throat to ease difficulties with communication and/or soreness||–||–|