Celtic Twist Earrings

A three-wire design makes elegant knots.

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Use 20-gauge round wire (brass, copper, dead soft silver, or craft wire) to create this design that looks like Celtic knotwork patterns in antique illuminated manuscripts, such as the Book of Kells. This pattern looks especially striking if three different colored wires are used together. Instructions assume the you know how to make wrapped loops and spirals. This intermediate project includes step by step photographs.
Required Materials: Wire, beads, earring findings. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Flush wire cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, mallet, ruler. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Spring 2007

SKU: EP1394

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Tellefsen

Format: eProject