Double spiral Viking Knit Armlet - Bronze, Arm bracelet, Cuff
Torcs, also called Torq or Torque, were worn in ancient Briton and Europe, some 2000 years ago, particularly by the Gauls and Vikings. They were generally a single piece or strands of metal, twisted together, to form a large, rigid ring. I have combined a classic torc design with strong, robust Viking knit chain. Nearly 1,300 years ago, Vikings used long pieces of silver and gold wire to weave ropes. These woven wire ropes were then stretched and made into jewellery for powerful Viking leaders. This wire weaving is called Viking knit (or trichinopoly chain).
This understated, stylish armlet is made with a bronze core wire, which I have hand forged, spiraling and hammering the ends. The body of the torc is covered with a thick, double Viking knit chain, which I have finished with 2 handmade wire cones.
This armlet can be worn on the upper arm or forearm.
This armlet has an inside circumference of 10". It measures 3 3/4" tall from the outer edge of each spiral. This design is adjustable, so it is possible to make it larger or smaller, to exactly fir your arm, but large adjustments will affect the alignment of the spirals.