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 cranberry pearls and pendant
Viking knit with pearls

Gold with white pearls
Viking knit with pearls

Gold with green pearls
Viking knit with peridot

Gold with faceted peridot
Silver Viking knit with Braid

Silver with braided centerpiece
Four styles are available
Gold Viking knit with Braid

Gold with braided centerpiece
Four styles are available
Viking knit with pink pearls

Silver with pink pearls
Viking knit with blue pearls

Silver with blue pearls
Gold Viking knit with pearls

Gold with green/gold keishi pearls
Gold Viking knit

Densely woven gold necklace
Viking knit with crystal

Gold with crystal
Viking knit with onyx

Gold with onyx
Viking knit with turquoise

Silver with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Viking knit with amethyst

Gold with Amethyst