I love my Lazee Daizee tools because they make Viking Knit so much easier. No more wooden dowels and awkward wire clovers!  But Stephanie Eddy (inventor) and her husband, Michael Eddy have shown there is a lot more one can do with the technique.

I reviewed their previous book, the Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit which covers both introductory and more advanced techniques such as the double and triple Viking Knit and working with more than 1 wire.  But their second book/booklet, Lazee Daizee's Outer Limits - Viking Knit and Beyond takes the technique even further.  I did not think it was possible but clearly, the Eddys have experimented and explored a great deal.

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This 60 page book covers new techniques as well as projects.  Viking Knit can be made into flat panels, channels and worked in a free form manner i.e. without the tools, to make bezels or sculptural pieces.

There were several pages on how to add beads to Viking Knit. Beads do help add color to this wire technique.  Note that this type of wire and bead work cannot be taken through the drawplate!

I was intrigued to find that a Viking Knit weave can even be split into two parts and merged again. This will certainly allow for all sorts of creative ideas.

I was surprised to learn that you can work with 16 - 20 G wire.  Working with such thick wire, even dead soft wire, would be challenging. So there are a number of tips in the book.  One recommendation was to use much longer lengths of wire and thus avoid splicing in more wire. 20-25 feet of wire was suggested for a 16 inch necklace! So while the heavier G wire used for Viking Knit creates work which resembles chain maille, some may well find working with jump rings easier than working with very long lengths of wire.

There are all kinds of ideas and inspirations in the book which range from simpler designs to statement pieces.

There is indeed a lot you can do with the Lazee Daizee!  I am myself still exploring all kinds of ideas.  This design of mine consisted of  a wire wrapped gemstone donut which was wired onto a cord Viking Knit bracelet for a fun mixed media style. I used the smaller tool . My tutorials for making leather Viking Knit are in the links below.

End caps, clasp and charms courtesy of Tierracast
20 G copper Parawire 

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