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Sunday, February 10, 2008


I make jewellery from wire, with most of the chains being viking knit or chain maille weaves, usually using sterling silver wire and occasionally solid 9k gold wire. I sometimes experiment with new weaves and teach using copper wire.

Some of my techniques in viking knit and other techniques I use with metal are transferred and refined from fibre & textile crafts that I have done for a number of years.

I have also been learning to spin yarns from fibres such as melanian wool, merino wool, alpaca wool, bamboo silk, soy silk, black diamond bamboo silk & silk latte. Some of these fibres I have blended, others are hand dyed and the remainder are natural colours. The yarns will be used for patterns I'm developing for knitted jackets, scarves and hats.

When I have spare time, I also sometimes hand dye cotton fabrics to use in quilting, which I usually do entirely by hand.

Direct links to my websites

Cas Designs
Handmade Jewellery, Textiles & Fibre Crafts
Flickr Photo Gallery

SRAJD #99 (Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer)

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