Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. These Celtic knots are like potato chips, you'll want more than one! Using colored wire (I used four different colors in this project) is always delightful.

Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
These Celtic knots are like potato chips, you'll want more than one! Using colored wire (I used four different colors in this project) is always delightful. You could use copper wire and patina once you're finished but I love this springy colorful pallet.

This is a great project to use up your scrap wire since each knot uses only six inches of wire. Make your knots as large or small as you wish, it's such a versatile technique, it's sure to become one of your faves! You can make this as a wrap-around bracelet as well as a necklace.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Fuchsia Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-E20-25FT
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20 Gauge Round Burgundy Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-K20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Red Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-A20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Peridot Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-M20-25FT
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4mm Peridot 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-103
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (Oxidized 18ga .040") 6mm Heavy - Pack of 10
K11-39
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster Clasp (Gun Metal) 9 mm - Pack of 1
K3-140
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
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CLEAR SAFETY GLASSES
GLS-120.40
  • GLS-120.40
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 6" piece of wire and bend in the middle forming a teardrop shape and overlap the wire ends.
I cut all the wire lengths at the same time -16 total, 4 of each color.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, overlap the ends of the piece of wire
Step 2
Gently smooth a curve using your fingers onto the top wire going in the opposite direction.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, create a curve in the wire
Step 3
Move the top wire tail underneath the other wire (it starts looking like a treble clef). Slip the wire tail through the top loop.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, move the top wire tail under the other wire
Step 4
Gently pull on each wire end and tighten the knot up. Use your hands and/or chain nose pliers on each end to get a really good grip. Bend and shape the wire as you go making sure not to get any hard bends or kinks.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, gently pull the ends of the wire
Step 5
Make the knot as small as you wish and taking your chain nose pliers, make a very slight bend in the wire right above the knot so the tails are coming out of the middle of the knot. This makes the knots line up straighter when completing.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, make a knot in the wire
Step 6
Slide on a crystal and make a wrapped loop at each end of the knot. Tuck in any sharp wire ends.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, slide on a crystal and make a wrapped loop
Step 7
Attach your knots using jump rings.
Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, attach all the links with jump rings
Step 8
Finish up by attaching a jump ring to the end knot adding a lobster clasp on one end and a jump ring on the other end.

Kristal Wick's Blazing Tulips Celtic Knot Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, add a clasp