Viking Knit Draw Plate Kit, Viking knit kit, wood diy chain making tool set, optional engraved personalized tool, Viking knitting

(61)
$36.00+
+ $8.00 shipping
$36.00+
+ $8.00 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 2-3 weeks
Arrives from the United States

Features
Handmade
Made in Salt Lake, Utah

Item details

Made from solid wood.

My most popular DIY jewelry making kit. This Viking knit kit will include PDF Digital Instructions on how to use the tools, 1 large Draw plate, 8 dowel wire guides, one each of the following dowels in an 11" length; a 1/4" Diameter, 3/8" Diameter, 1/2" Diameter.

Wire guides and mandrel kit to help in setting up your Viking knitting. A great time saver: Place the wooden wire guide you need for your Viking knit project on top of the dowel, make loops through the holes in the guides with spare wire leaving only enough room for threading your project wire through on the bottom and you're ready to start. The holes are evenly spaced around the dowel so that there is no fiddling with long wire loops, elastic or tape to start your weaving.

Drawplate has 41 graduating holes used to reduce soft or woven chain without marring or scratching the surface when pulled through the holes. Drawplate is approximately 8.75" x 4.25" and 1/2" thick with grip area 3" long and 1.5" wide. The holes range from .135" to .575" in diameter.

Updated and redesigned to minimize waste and help enable me to up-cycle the smaller amount of leftover wood more efficiently. New square shaped guides have a circle of holes evenly spaced around the dowel to guide your wire loops. This new design also helps with placing the guides on and off the dowels.

Made to order, it takes approximately 1-2 weeks to ship out. I ship orders out in the order they are received and completed. If you need your item sooner, there are a couple of options.
First, I have an order add-on that can reduce processing time to 1 week. When available, it can be purchased along with your order here:
https://www.etsy.com/katerinacollection/listing/467732819/rush-my-order-add-on?ref=shop_home_active_7
Second, I strongly encourage the purchasing of Priority Shipping, available as an option when checking out in those situations.

Now offering optional engraving for the draw plate handle. You can choose this option when adding your kit to your cart. Please let me know the name you would like engraved in the 'notes to seller' box when checking out.

A sample engraving is shown in the third picture. Font may vary depending on length of name. If you would like a specific type of font, please let me know and we will pick out the perfect one together. Engraved items are not returnable due to the personalized nature of these items.

Perfect tools for pulling through a "Viking Knit"

Draw plate dimensions are approximate and will vary.

** This wooden kit is made to order. Contact me for information on rush orders before purchasing if this is needed. **

You can view all of the available wooden tools and supplies here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/katerinacollection?section_id=12352302

You can download Viking knit instructions here: http://knottywoodcrafts.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/viking-knitting-tutorial-2013-rev-3.pdf

Hole sizes are measured in inches and are approximate:

I check each corresponding wire guide for a tight fit with the dowel. I try to ensure correct fit for each one, but sometimes wood expands and contracts depending on humidity. If a wire guide fits loosely on the dowel, a work-around is to place a piece of masking tape around the dowel to ensure a tight fit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


FAQs

All jewelry will arrive ribbon wrapped in its own fiber-filled gift box. We generally do not include invoices with the shipment unless requested or the order is international/outside the U.S.

Contact us for any special requests. Custom orders are welcome. Because of the nature of custom orders (time and materials invested that can not be recouped), no refunds are given for them. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children. Copper, and to a lesser extent brass, can react with skin oils as well as water. Extended exposure to water and 24-hour long-term wearing of items made from these materials can cause skin to temporarily change color. Additionally, resulting chemical changes can break down the metal structure, leading to breakage of your items. As a result, please remove jewelry before going to bed, bathing, showering, etc. You can clean your jewelry to prolong its use and keep it looking new by using copper or brass cleaners 1-3 times per month, depending on your area's humidity. For sterling silver, use silver polish. Always keep your jewelry clean and dry.

Everything is made in a non-smoking and dog-friendly environment. If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded. A 20% item restocking fee could also apply. Items must be returned in unused, new and original condition. Returns must be sent with tracking and insurance in original packaging for item protection. If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection @ gmail.com.

All jewelry will arrive ribbon wrapped in its own fiber-filled gift box. We generally do not include invoices with the shipment unless requested or the order is international/outside the U.S.

Contact us for any special requests. Custom orders are welcome. Because of the nature of custom orders (time and materials invested that can not be recouped), no refunds are given for them. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children. Copper, and to a lesser extent brass, can react with skin oils as well as water. Extended exposure to water and 24-hour long-term wearing of items made from these materials can cause skin to temporarily change color. Additionally, resulting chemical changes can break down the metal structure, leading to breakage of your items. As a result, please remove jewelry before going to bed, bathing, showering, etc. You can clean your jewelry to prolong its use and keep it looking new by using copper or brass cleaners 1-3 times per month, depending on your area's humidity. For sterling silver, use silver polish. Always keep your jewelry clean and dry.

Everything is made in a non-smoking and dog-friendly environment. If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded. A 20% item restocking fee could also apply. Items must be returned in unused, new and original condition. Returns must be sent with tracking and insurance in original packaging for item protection. If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection @ gmail.com.



Reviews
Average review
(61)
May 7, 2018 by Cindy
I absolutely love this kit! Easy to use kit, clear directions, quick shipping, and excellent communication. Very happy with my order! Thanks!
Apr 30, 2018 by Hannah Trost
I highly recommend this great quality V. Knit tool set product! I am truly jazzed. Works beautifully. Nice to have something made out of wood (not plastic) that comprehensively covers a large variety of sizes, gives you ease in making a consistent professional end result. Worth every penny. Can't beat that!
Apr 13, 2018 by Martina
Awesome handmade tools! The drawplate is perfect, I haven't finessed my weaving to draw down to the smallest holes yet but the handle is an excellent size for my hand, it sits stable in my palm while I'm drawing with the other. My first observation, and concern, was that the wood is too soft to hold up to constant use, however it doesn't get "sanded" by drawing weaves (unless you accidentally skip a hole, don't do that) and it polishes the wire to a high sheen! The dowels are unfinished which is fine by me, the texture lets weaves slip off without grabbing to the surface. I couldn't access the PDF instructions as listed in the description, but I use the wire petal approach for starting a weave and just poke the loops through from the top of the drilled cap. Lovely kit and perfect for me, thank you!
Dec 13, 2016 by eenergetic
Love this! Great workmanship!! Works great and feels good in your hands! So worth it!
Nov 18, 2016 by Susan Bay

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 2-3 weeks
Arrives from the United States
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Most jewelry items and ready-to-ship wooden items shipped 1-3 business days from date of order through USPS. The shipping schedule for most wooden items that are made to order is 1-3 weeks.

Tracking number provided for shipping within the United States.

We are currently only shipping within the US. The following info we are keeping for when we return to international shipping:
Tracking is only available for a few select countries outside of the United States through the USPS, and a customs order number will be made available.

International VAT can not be collected by us nor paid by us. It is up to the individual countries' postal customs department to collect VAT. Therefore, these taxes are not included in the shipping price. Buyers outside of the U.S. will pay any customs and/or VAT taxes due to their local post office/carrier upon receipt of your items.


Payments

Credit cards and other methods accepted through direct checkout as well as PayPal. We also accept Etsy gift cards.

If you run into any problems paying through PayPal or have issues with placing an order, please contact us and we will make arrangements. You can convo us through the 'ask a question' button or email us at katerinacollection@gmail.com. We can send you a PayPal invoice and complete your order that way.


Returns & exchanges

Earrings, custom and personalized orders are not refundable, no exceptions will be given to this policy because of the amount of time that we invest in a custom order design and the material cost involved with the custom order and personalized order process.

If you want return an item, you must contact us first. That is also an Etsy policy.

Refund or replacement on general items available if requested within 3 days of item receipt. Because of costs incurred even before items are shipped, there will be a restocking fee of 15% or $5, whichever is greater.

If already shipped, the item(s) will need to be returned to us in a new and undamaged condition in order to receive a refund. Customer must insure the package and also provide tracking number to us within 24 hours of the date that the tracking number was provided. Customer is responsible for return shipping costs. Additionally, shipping and insurance costs are not refunded.


Additional policies

All items are for adult use only. Please keep all items and packaging away from children.

Contact us for any special requests.

Custom orders are welcome. Some custom orders may require a non-refundable $25 deposit to purchase materials. The non-refundable deposit should not be misconstrued as being the final cost of the finished item. Customer will be notified via convo whether a deposit is required, customer must agree to non-refund policies prior to the starting of the custom order.

When a custom order has been completed the customer will be provided with an active listing link so they can purchase the finished project at the list price, minus any incurred deposits. Some custom orders can take up to 6-weeks to complete.


Information on Viking knit items:
I make the chain using a technique called Viking knitting. It is based on analysis of chains found that were made by the Vikings, and is more of a weave. The result is similar in appearance to a knitted chain. After weaving the wire, I draw the chain through successively smaller holes in a drawplate until I achieve the size, flexibility and density I'm looking for based on the wire gauge used. The resulting chain is smooth to the touch and flexible to differing extents. The single knitted chains are made from a single piece of wire. The double knitted chains are sometimes woven from either 1 or 2 pieces of wire, depending on length.