The Wired Viking - A Viking's Dream
Frequently Answered Questions:
Q: How do you care for your coated copper wire jewelry.
A: Rub gently with a soft cloth. Do not keep in a hot location
(copper especially is heat-sensitive). Do NOT use an abrasive
cleaner as it will ruin the protective coating and cause the piece to
start to patina.
Q: How did you start making this type of jewelry?
A: It starts with being a Viking Re-enactor and a jewelry maker
since the early 1990s. My late life-partner and I started looking for
types of jewelry to add to our Viking personae (viking men and
women were very fond of jewelry). By accident, we discovered a
book describing the process of viking wire knit. After some
investigation, we found evidence that it created a type of chain
used during the viking era.
Q: Do you teach viking wire knit?
A: Currently, I do not teach publicly offered classes in viking wire
knit. It is something I've been considering. Email me at
email@example.com if you are interested I'll notify you if an
Q: Do you sell kits with instructions and supplies so I can
learn to do viking wire knit?
A: Currently, I do not. I am considering doing so. Email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Q: Vikings had access to wire?
A: Yes, they did. Wire, in various forms, has been around for a
least a couple thousand years.
Q: Why are you a Viking re-enactor?
A: Vikings are a fascinating people with a rich and fascinating
history. My viking group can be found at
http://www.lostvikingshoard.com/reenactors.htm . We participate
in Viking fun, both historical and hysterical.
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