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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to 2010.

I made some delicious Pumpkin Pie thanks to Michele providing me with the necessary ingredients - Thank you Michele!

My Misi Shop is currently empty so I can concentrate on being creative and finding THE thing that defines me- whatever that is I don't know
but I hope some day to find it!

The craft I am enjoying the most at the moment is Viking Weave. I have gone Viking Weave mad!

I must look a very odd sight out in Public with my little stick and reel of wire! I love the fact that it is so mobile - you can take it anywhere and need very few tools - it is a very basic craft. I recently saw some pieces of Viking Weave Jewellery in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London - unfortunately I was unable to take a photo - I love the fact that I am doing the same thing as a Viking over a 1000 years ago!

So I've done lots of weaving but as yet haven't turned my lengths of weave into anything other than the odd bracelet like this Copper and Silver one


Would anyone like to win the bracelet above?

It measure 7.5" from start to finish. The weave is made with bare Copper Wire. The end cones and the S-Clasp are Sterling Silver (925).

You can enter by doing one of the following:

1. Follow my blog if you're not already!

2. Tweet, Blog, Facebook etc about my Competition

3. Become a fan of my Facebook Fan Page

Leave a comment below and I'll enter you into the draw which will take place on
Wednesday 20th January 2010

This competition is open to everyone wherever you are in the world. Don't forget to leave a contact email or other link to you so I can track you down!

Best Wishes!


  1. Lovely bracelet - and all the different colour wires you've been weaving with look fab too!

  2. hi i have just started to follow your blog
    cm crafts
    its is a lovely bracelet you could do so much i hope you do well with them

  3. Luv this bracelet. Now following you on all venues. Excellent job on creativity and craftsmanship.

  4. Jo - That bracelet is AWESOME!!
    I follow your blog & am a FAN!!
    Going to go post this on FB!!

  5. I fanned you on facebook. I make jewellery myself and love copper but I've not seen this viking weave - it's gorgeous!

    Elle (elarieldw)

  6. that's soooo pretty - I've not tried weaving wire but now need to investigate more...

  7. off to tweet about you now (can't fan or follow as already do !!!)...i think that is gorgoeous. Is it done like the french knitting that I did as a girl with nails hammered into the then wooden cotton reels ?!

  8. It is very similar - but you weave the wire around the stick, remove it and pull it through a drawplate (piece of wood with a hole in it!) to compact it. It's very simple and addictive!

  9. Hi Jo!
    Love your jewellery, never seen anything like your viking weave bracelets before - lovely!

    Love the pink lampwork beads on Flickr too - do you do any to fit Pandora Bracelets?

  10. Oh wow! I tweeted about this!

  11. That's a lovely bracelet. I really like pieces that have a story behind them.

  12. Wonderful bracelet, would love to learn viking weave myself... who knows... :) Mx

  13. Really lovely bracelet, would look good as a necklace!! Sorry if I have missed the chance to enter the competition, but had to still comment~!!!!


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