DonnaDStore artisan jewelry

Viking knit is an ancient wire weaving technique creating a very distinctive pattern. A strand of wire is woven around a dowel then stretched, and it takes yards of wire to create inches of finished chain. The chain created varies in pattern depending on the specific technique, with single weave creating a lacy looking chain and double weave creating a tighter and more distinct pattern. The diameter of the chain also varies, depending on the gauge of wire used.

Samples of Viking knit jewelry have been found in burial sites dating as far back as the middle ages. It is also said that the same weaving process was used by mariners to create strong yet light fishing nets.

I started my journey into jewelry making as a creative outlet. For a very analytical person, the process of creating Viking Knit woven chain was a perfect fit – multi-step and detailed, but very forgiving with results that are striking and precise. As I learned the process and practiced, practiced, practiced it, it soon became obvious that there is a market for this truly one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry. At the encouragement of family and friends, DonnaDStore was born. You can find me online, and recently at some local craft and maker’s fair markets.

The pieces offered by DonnaDStore are all hand-crafted. Custom orders are welcome. We hope you appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each unique piece and enjoy wearing these beautiful treasures.
The bracelet is so awesome! Donna worked with me to use my own Medical iD and incorporate her Viking knit and findings. I get tons of compliments on it. - Joanne

Crazy amazing! Love this so much. - Margo

Unusual and very cool jewelry! - Katie

Fantastic item; using as an anklet and it looks and feels terrific!

This bracelet is beautiful, such intricate work and it fits perfectly. I love it. - Sharon