DIY Jewellery – Wire Celtic Knot Tutorial
If you love Celtic jewellery, then you will love how to make this wire Celtic knot. Every girl loves jewelry but making it yourself takes it to a whole new level. The satisfaction of wearing your DIY jewellery pieces is unequaled.
The process of making wire Celtic knots jewelry isn’t easy, but it is worth it when you finally end up with that custom made stunning piece. I am more of a crocheting fanatic myself, but I just found myself so enticed by the beautiful pieces that I stumbled upon, and the site did say I could do it myself, so I tried it.
The results were a fantastic brooch that I wear to church every Sunday.
Wire Celtic Knot Materials
- Two pieces of 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in) of 16 ga (1.2 mm)
- Two pieces fishhook ear wire
- The rest of the materials is disclosed within tutorial (full disclosure on download)
Since you will be working with metals and other hard materials, you will also need quite some tools for the process. A few of these tools are:
- Round nose pliers
- Bent-nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Nylon jaw flat nose pliers
- Flush cutter pliers
- Large Mandrel or Round dowel of abt. 3 cm (1 3/16 in) diameter
- Steel bench block
- Chasing hammer
- File (could be a nail metallic or glass file)
Celtic Wire Knot Process
I found the whole process of making the Celtic wire knot quite exertive since it also involves hammering of the wire into a flat piece then winding it over itself. It is somewhat of a workout, but since it’s a creative process, you will enjoy it thoroughly.
The PDF and tutorials are well explained in simple English and also include numerous illustrations and pictures that cover every detail of the whole process. So there is no way that you can miss a step if you follow the instructions to the letter.
They also contain a set of cautionary instructions which the creator explicitly states you should go through before even starting the process. I also recommend you read the safety first before proceeding and the end of the whole process you are guaranteed a piece of DIY Jewellery, a beautiful Celtic knot piece.
Wire Celtic Knot Uses
The applications for the wire Celtic Knot are endless. It is stunning by itself as you will see from the pictures but when you add gemstones, pearls and other rind stones to the piece then they become absolute work of art.
You can use the Celtic knot to make brooches, hair pins, pendants or even attach it to a bracelet. Whatever you desire to create as far as jewellery is concerned you can do it with the Celtic Knot.
So to conclude, the Celtic knot is the perfect addition to your jewellery repertoire. Not just for the jewels that you can make with it but with the memories that you can get from it. Try making a few pieces to hand out as birthday presents or even create decorative pieces for your home.
The bigger the wire, the bigger the Celtic knot you can make. Hang one in your home, and you will get your guests tongues wagging. The Celtic knot is one made for those who genuinely consider themselves artist through and through, and if you are reading this article, I believe you are one too. So what are you waiting for?
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