Viking style neck ring

Arkeological finds in Lämsä and Puolanka made me to try making iron age Viking style neck ring.

First test piece was cuff bracelet.

One and half millimeters thigh sterling silver wire had to be thinned of ends.
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Thinned silver wires were braided by hand together.
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Four sets of braided wires were twisted together by hand.

Here the cuff is after soldering the ends.
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Next I decided to make neck ring. I used 8 one millimeter thigh sterling silver wires that were not thinned this time. Thiggening shape was made during twisting. In the center of the center wire I used paper to give thigness.

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Almost finished piece.

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