I completely love my latest Trichinopoly (Viking Knit) project. After making the silver-plated copper chain with garnets, I decided to try the technique with seed beads as well. It’s a five-row chain done in 28 gauge copper (the thinnest I’ve used so far) with a silver-lined blue glass seed bead every 3rd “stitch” – the result is much less bead-dense than the silver/garnet chain and the result is super light, delicate-looking, and pretty.
- 28 gauge copper wire
- Silver-lined blue glass seed beads (didn’t count)
- Before pulling 37 cm
- After pulling 90 cm
- Drawplate approx 6 mm
I did a bit of unbeaded chain at either end of the chain as well, where a clasp or ends might be attached. I haven’t yet added one; I don’t have many copper findings on hand so I’ll need to pick some up soon.