Friday, February 26, 2016

Viking Braid Earrings

Sometimes a crazy idea just comes and roosts in my brain until it makes it's way onto my bead table and into the universe. For no reason at all, I needed a pair of super long earrings braided with wire and they may have been inspired by a certain Vikings TV show that may or may not have been playing in the background while I worked with week. There were snippets, I don't know the story or characters but the visuals were striking.

I cut two long pieces of wire, folded them over and braided them. Then I did a little wire wrapping to finish off the ends and hammered the braids to give them strength. I added a trio of my disk beads in dark, earthy colors. If I make these again I think I would end them about an 1" shorter. They are shoulder dusters at the moment. Or maybe I need to straighten my posture so my neck is an 1" longer.

Crazy, but kind of awesome.

Have a great weekend from the wintry north.


  1. Whoa. That is so cool! I love the look of that. They would make great links as well! Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. Oh I love these Heather. Love the braided wire. The long length. Your three beads. All of it together! Very very inspiring!

  3. Thumbs up guys your doing a truly terrific job. fashionbuzzer

  4. These are simply amazing Heather! Love the braided wire.

  5. What a stunning pair of earrings! They will turn heads, for sure!