Viking runes wire weave ⎮ Wire weaving series



hello there everyone i'm christina of CSL designs and in this tutorial i'm going to show you how to make a Viking runes wire weave and this is what it looks like so I'm just using a copper wire as a weaving wire on top of silver base wise there just to show the contrast of it you can see we have these straight lines up and down that are separated out with the excess in between it gives it this Viking runes look I think that's why I called it that so if you wanna learn how to make this weave that you can use for whatever you want to then stay tuned so first we're going to need eight lengths of our one millimeter wire and these are the base wires and then we need two lengths of 0.4 mil wire here and these are the weaving wires around the base wires so then first we need to start out with one of our base wires and then also one of the weaving wires and we're gonna just attach them together to begin with so I'm just putting one end of my weave and why they're behind one end of the base wire then I'm just going to wrap the weaving wrap wire around the base why I just want like that and then what we need to do from here is just for now continue using this one weaving wire but they need to attach the remaining base wires to this so we'll kind of get all that in order so I'm just going to grab the next one and put that above the previous one and on top of the weaving wire like that I'm holding them next to each other there and then I'm going to take my weaving wire from the bottom there and across the top of both of them and have this little tail to hold on to and push it down to the side so basically the top of that wrap over the top of both of the base wires goes a little bit above the single wrap that we just did so it comes a bit to the side you might have to just kind of encourage you a little bit by pushing it to do that and then I need to come up between the two wires and then I can also use that to push down on the weave they need to bring in my next base wire lay that above just like before so each new one that will bring in is the new top base wire and then we take the whedon wire again over the top of the top to the new top two base wires and down behind and then make sure to push it and then come up between the two that you just wrapped across the top of like that and then bring in the next one and that's a new top one and basically what you want to do is continue like this and then wrapping around the new top two and then come up between them and then repeat again and do this until you've included all of the base wise and you're at the top so now I have all eight base wires in place just repeating the same thing like I said and then I have my weaving wire coming up between the top two just like all the other times but now obviously we don't have any more base wise to add in so what I'm going to do is just take the weaving way go across the top one by itself now and that's going to lay just right next to the last double wrap that we do it and basically be the same as done in the beginning they're just on the opposite side and then we need to take the weave wire down behind all of the base wires again make sure you push it so you lay it flat and next to all these wraps be in the back and just keep hold of all this and then we need to basically repeat all this one more time because this is one almost little line you could say that we've done so I want to make another one right next to it so I'm just gonna start again by going around the bottom base Y by itself push that nice and close and then go over the top of the bottom two base wires so these them go down between there and push that and you can use your nails along the way your fingers are also a pair of chain nose pliers can be handy to help push your wrap close together so like that go up between the two that you just wrapped across the top of and also when you do that you can help using that to push down on your wraps go over the top of the next two so we're constantly stepping up one wire at a time push that come up between the two you just wrapped and then we're again just keep repeating this you can see every time I push like that also pushes them close together so just keep repeating this all the way to the top again doing the exact same thing come down behind all the wires so we're ready for the next step down here so now that I have my weaving way I head back down to the bottom and remember as well to make that little single wrap at the top to finish off nicely that section then we need to get into the next section here and also introduce a second weaving wire because we have all the base wires in place now ready and waiting so first of all I'm just going to continue with this weaving way down here just to get that into the place where it's kind of going to be waiting for the other one so what I'm going to do is around the bottom base wire so just a single one again I'm just gonna wrap around that twice because I like to just put a little bit of spacing in there between the different parts of the weave so do that twice and I shall close together push it nice and tight and then we need to do some double wraps again but in a bit of a different way so what I'm doing is again around the bottom base wire I'm going to go over the top of the bottom two base wires and come down between the second and third one and then push that down and we have it straight across there and then come around the back and then around the same – one more time so I had two wraps around those two base wires right next to each other just like that and because it's a beginning everything is still bit loose so don't worry too much about it being completely perfect just yet because once we've made a bit more tune always make sure to push it together and then it'll get much more stable and we'll give it further on but then I need to come up between the two base wise that I just wrapped so bring the weed and wire up between these two again I then use that to push down and then I need to go over the top of the next two base wires so I step up one and come down between there so you can see it wraps across the top of them too now then come up in the same place before to then be able to wrap over the same to one small just like we just did with the bomb – so someone's a little that was their case that we're making like that and then here I need to leave this weed and watch when I doesn't need to introduce the other one so we can get to the midpoint where they kind of need to cross over and under each other so I didn't have that radio and again I'm just going to be working towards the one in there so leave a bit of a tail and bring in my weed with all the base wires and then I need to attach this first of all and I'm then doing this to the very top of the piece just leave a little tail to hold on to and then it's laying behind the base twice I'm gonna come up between the top two base wires it's that because then what we need to do is basically replicate or adjust it on the bottom we're just on the top side so I first of all I need to wrap around the top base wire by itself two times so once and then again and then push that all the way down again just hold on to that little tail and this is gonna get pushed to sit right close to the other sections but it's going to come naturally once we get a bit further on and kind of the Y's going to get trapped in place more so they're not going to be able to keep moving up and down like this either like I said it's just for now it's a bit loose right here in the beginning so like that and then grab a hold of that tail to replicate the bomb I need to step down to wrap around the top to base Y so come up between just there and then push that down to then wrap over the top of them go up in the same place to then do it again so we have those two wraps right next to each other then I need to step down so I just step down one base wire so after the third one I come up and then wrap over the two base why's there so excluding the very top one so I need to go down between them push that down nice and tight and then once more just like the other times so we get the two wraps right next to each other like that and then I just want to make sure push this nice and close I kind of keep pushing it into place so now what the play said we actually need to start combining them but we need to now wrap more or less the two weaving wise a bit at the same time really so what I'm gonna do is start with the bottom one so just go back to the bottom one down here and I'm gonna keep that with that whenever we have this crossover section so what we need to do is again first of all step up so I need to come up between the two that ever have to cross the top of this is the very last wraps that I did on the bottom come up between there and then wrap across the top of the next two so what that means really is gone down right in the middle of all the wires and then push that close and then again come down behind and now we just need to leave that there kind of just hanging out go to the top one so I'm alternating from the single wrap on the bottom and then I'm going to be doing a single wrap on the top and again here I need to come up right in the middle so the same place that we just went down with the bottom one and that's why I kind of am alternating them like this so they a little bit interlock with each other then come over the top or the next two from there so I go down in this place right below the second one from the top push that close as well and especially here I want to push the wraps nice and tight every time and then we need to just leave that hanging out there go back to the bottom one and then we need to do that second wrap around the same wires so it's the same principle which is doing it kind of intertwining with each other alternating push it down then come down right in the middle of everything push it closed and then what you're gonna be able to see is the wrap that we did on the top side is now laying just in between those two that we have down the bottom and that's how we just fit them better with each other in spacing between the base wires then the top one can come up right there in the middle to then be right after all the rats so we have the second wrap in the same space there because then they just interlock really nicely and I also just like to grab my chain nose pliers and specifically this place as well and then push the wraps nice and close together because that really helps make you look far more seamless because that is really the reason why I'm doing this because otherwise the double wraps here if you did the two on the bottom first and then the two on the top they would kind of sit next to each other rather than almost across from each other like this that would prefer and it's going to look better for the pattern so that's why I do it like this so now we're at this stage there so then what we need to do is obviously get the very midpoint to this you could call it a little X and what I'm actually going to use is the top one of the base sorry not the base wise the weaving wise so I'm just going to leave the bottom one a little bit out of the way because what I want to do is have it as if the top one has kind of crossing over so we need to make that middle one so all that means is same principle and kind of continuing the row or step rather or ladder or whatever you want to call it coming down in this direction I'm just continuing that so that means I need to step down one so I just need to separate my wire here come up in between the next ones down so just there so I have now three base wires there on the bottom and coming up just above them and then I need to wrap around the two middle wires so I have two right there in the middle and then we have three on either side I need to wrap over the top of them because that's going to be the very middle double wrap here we're now doing it's kind of gonna bring the whole thing together and then wrap around the same ones once more just like all the other times to keep it nice and consistent so again a second one over those two middle base wires so you can kind of get a sense now that we have a half of the X you could say and then to continue from that midpoint there will connected the two sides together what we need to do is again basically repeat what we just did on the first side of this midpoint so first of all I'm just going to take the one that's the top weaving wire the one that we just made that midpoint with and then bring that down one step so start the next section of coming down now so that means I'm gonna go down one step just like that so come up between just after those two bomb base wires and then push that close and then go over the top of the next two base wires so that means come down right in the middle and push that down there so we're now starting out on the other side of the midpoint but then what we need to do is like I said the same thing to make sure they kind of get intertwined and then instead of sitting next to each other I need to bring the weed and wire from the other side over to this side so I'm just bringing it behind and then we need to bring it straight up in the middle there so what I'm doing is on the back it's just crossing straight across that mid rap section push that tight and then go over the top of the two bass wires above that so I'm wrapping around these two here again push that down leave that hanging out where is push everything close as you go and then the next rap is now the bottom one again so I'm solving back to the bottom base wire and will come up in the same place because well now we just need to do the second rap in the same place and then down right there in the middle push it closed and then you have the top rap sitting right in between they're kind of nestling in then just leave that one hanging out go back to the top one come off right in the middle to do the final wrap in that section there and again wrap around the same two base wires as default so I come down right there so the same principle that would continue to do I'm just using this kind of intertwining technique to make it more seamless how the wires are sitting next to each other looks like I said it would be very different if you had these two groups sitting next to each other instead of kind of write a book from each other it will make the weave look very different and it might throw off the spacing a little bit but this is just kind of a trick to make sure we get it to work properly so now we're in a position where the basic just need to continue so you can choose which one you want start with I'm just going to continue with the bottom one and then all I do again is step one base wire down so now I come up between the bottom to wrap around the next two you can see it stepping one down from the previous one and repeat again so what has actually happened now is that what was before the top weaving wire let's come across all of the base wise and is now moved to the bottom of them step down to the very bottom two and do the same so obviously that means the bottom one from the far has moved to the top so they're gonna continue swap places like this and crossover right there in the middle of the XS so there we go and so just finish this off I'm going to wrap around the very bottom base wire by itself again twice to make sure we get the space in between the different sections as well so just like that so that's now in place and then I'm just going to swap back to the top one so that's right there ready for the last few steps towards the top base wire so we just need to step up one in the exact same way as we've done the other times come up between the two that I just wrapped before with this weave and we're step up one it's over around the next two base why's there and then wrap around the same ones one more time so we get the two perhaps right next to each other you can see it just like that and then we're missing the last double wrap on this side so now it's the very top two base wires that I'm doing a double wrap around and there we go then all this left on the top side here is doing the single wraps around the very top base wire by itself just like we did in the bottom and just like we've done the other times as well before we start at the X so there we go that's now those two and then we have the first section there with a straight line in place and then the X right next to it with a bit of space in between because of those single wraps so all this has to do now is basically continue this and keep repeating this so I'm going to go back to making this section here the straight line across so I'm going to use the bottom leave a wire for that I'm just gonna start off what we need to do is wrap around the bottom base Y by itself first of all because this is the new section and then around the bottom two over the top of them and then straightaway come up between those two two wrap over the top of the next two base wires so you just separate them out of it right there come up between them straightaway so here we're only doing one double wrap until we move on but then otherwise you just continue like this right to the top remember that single wrap around the very top one once you've done the double one just like we did over here and then do the second line right next to it and then we basically made this straight line so then the final thing I just want to show you with this weave now is we're getting to the point we need to make the X again but before we do that on the back this bottom wire that's coming all the way behind that we use to make these two lines with that's ready to start making the X of those two single wraps around the base wire bottom day's wire but the top one is coming out on the opposite of these two straight lines so all we need to do is basically the same thing that I showed you right there in the middle we just brought it across right behind so up here all I'm gonna do is take it from where is and just bring it across the back of the Rex that we have the other top and then you just go in and do your single reps around the top bass wires straight away so just like that that's all you got to do to get to the opposite side there so we have those little crossover sections in the middle and then behind that straight line as well so then you just continue like this you then make the X next which I've already showed you how to do they're the exact same way and you alternate between the X and the line and the X in the line and you can build your weave just like that so once I've continued here with the weave it looks a little something like this and you can see you get this really cool kind of Viking runes effect with the XS but separated out by those lines so that's what it looks like then on the back it's the same shape that you get but it does look different because if you're members well from actually making the we there's points all across it a wire just over another few wraps so that's obviously different but also on the lines going up and down there we have just a length of wire going straight across all of the base wires whereas on the front we don't see that so there is definitely front and back to this weave and you see that front looks nice and clean as opposed to the back so that's what the weave looks like so really hope that you enjoyed this tutorial here for this weave and thank you very much for watching you

13 comments

  1. 😍😍grazie sei bravissima complimenti per i tuoi tutorial, che spieghi in maniera semplice e chiara👏👏👏👏

  2. OMG Love!!!….you're comingo up with so many projects that I want to try I'm having a hard time keeping up! ♥ You inspire me.

  3. Could you not work both wires from opposite sides so that you don’t have those loops behind the base wires? I new to this so unsure. Thanks in advance.

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