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Old 2015-04-23, 12:46pm
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I can never find end caps to fit my viking knit chain. I'm sure I'm not the only one to think about using wire to make end caps. I tried to make the process replicable and easy, so this is what I came up with.
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Old 2015-04-23, 1:56pm
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Thanks Mina!! I think I will soon be haunting Garbage sales/ junk shops for knitting needles and putting your technique to use. Your pictures are a great help.
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Old 2015-04-23, 2:54pm
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Sweet! Thank you Mina! I have a ton of old needles too! I may never use this (not much of a finisher ... hee hee!) but this is an ingenious way to upcycle too!
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Thank you. I too have extra knitting needles around from my failed "teach yourself to knit" project.
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Clever idea. Thans for sharing.
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Old 2015-04-23, 7:14pm
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Old 2015-04-23, 7:43pm
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Norma, thanks for sharing. I'm learning to crochet wire and beads and this will be a big help in making the end caps for my pieces. Lydia
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Old 2015-04-23, 9:41pm
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Norma, this is great! It is hard to find end caps for viking knit and these are just right. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 2015-04-23, 9:47pm
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Wow. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in this. This is great!
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Old 2015-04-24, 8:50am
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Awe, I can't open it cause it says I don't have office.
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Nicely done, Norma; thanks!

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Old 2015-04-24, 11:35am
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Thank you for this tutorial. It's a great idea!!! Cheryl
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Old 2015-04-24, 12:21pm
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With Norma's Permission, I'll post it as a pdf. Norma?
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Here's the pdf for those of you that can't open the Word document. If Mina doesn't want this here, she can let me know and I'll delete it but since it's in the free tutorials section I figured it would be alright. Coiled End Cap Tut..pdf
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Sorry, was out of Internet range. Thanks for reposting it for me.
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Thank you for sharing. Wonderful.
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Norma, what a neat idea and so nice of you to include photos. Thanks!
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Old 2015-04-27, 9:32pm
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You are very welcome. I've been wanting to do this tut for about five months now but was too chicken. Glad I finally got the nerve up to put it together
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there is also a wonderful new tool called Contastic that was created by Sandra Lupo that makes cone end caps and hourglass shapes it is a fantastic and easy way to add some interest and end to our creations she will be teaching 2 classes at the Gathering and you can see it on you tube or her web site
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Well done Mina. Thank you for sharing.
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Someone suggested using a cake decorator's icing tip for shaping a cone, but they're too fat for what I do.
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Old 2015-04-28, 9:26am
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Yes Debi, you're right, there are some cool tools out there for this sort of end cap and lots of ways to actually wire wrap an end cap but there's always room for innovations. Hats off to Mina for this. This will work nice for any application needing an end cap.
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You are very welcome. I've been wanting to do this tut for about five months now but was too chicken. Glad I finally got the nerve up to put it together
I think there are quite a few people who are glad you finally got your nerve up
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Great idea! Thank you!
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Great tutorial, thank you Norma, can't wait to try it!!
thanks for making it so I (and others) could read it too Debbie!!
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i am so sorry i didn't mean to make light of Mina's tutorial and I thank her for sharing her creativity with us. I only was sharing another way of adding cones and wire to our work
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Old 2015-04-30, 2:43pm
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i am so sorry i didn't mean to make light of Mina's tutorial and I thank her for sharing her creativity with us. I only was sharing another way of adding cones and wire to our work
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This is great, thanks!
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Old 2015-05-07, 10:54am
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You are welcome. I had fun putting it together. now I want to figure out what else I can make a tutorial for...
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