Necklaces

Lightweight and flexible, these necklaces are hand-woven by working long lengths of silver and gold wire into interconnecting loops. My work is an exploration and expansion of a technique, commonly known as Viking knitting, that has its origins in the Viking-era of the 8th to 10th century. Visit this page to learn more about the technique and to get a feel for how these necklaces are made.

If you are interested in a necklace that you saw at an art show but do not see here, please contact me (orders [AT] janraven [DOT] com) to see if it is available or can be made for you. Click on an image for details about each piece and for a larger view.

Viking knit with pearls

Gold with green pearls
Viking knit with pearls

Gold with white pearls. SOLD 12/5. Another coming soon!
Silver Viking knit with Braid

Silver with braided centerpiece
Two styles are available: All silver or silver with gold accents
Gold Viking knit with Braid

Gold with braided centerpiece
Two styles are available: All gold or gold with silver accents
Viking knit with crystal

Gold with quartz
Viking knit with tourmaline

Gold with tourmaline
Viking knit chain with pendant

Silver chain with pendant. SOLD 12/5
Gold Viking knit

Densely woven gold necklace