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~ Love Knots ~


About this design:

I love, love knots. Had been searching for a tutorial, forgot about it, then found when I wasn't looking.
They remind me of my Mom. When I was a kid she had a gold pair which looked perfect with her short blonde hair.

1st try at this. First choice would have been to use silver tone wire.

Supervisors were on hand today.
Scooby - head supervisor.
Boy cat - 2nd in command.
Gigi - in training. (my foster baby who I will have for a short time)

Components:

Opals tumbled, 20 Guage wire, SS ear wires, Gunmetal clasp.

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design!
    Very cute kitties. :D

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Lovely love knots. So tell us how to make them! It looks like 5 jump rings hooked into 5 jump rings with a wire connector running through the middle.
    You have adorable supervisors!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cute!! And I love the kitties!! I learned how to make them from a girl at the Saturday Market in Portland, OR. She was selling a whole bunch of weaves made of sterling rings. When we got to her booth, she was cutting rings from a dowel and she showed me how to make them on the spot. Of course I bought a pair of her earrings. :) Yours are very nice and the gunmetal looks great with the opal!

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you ladies :) .

    Good guess Julie but it’s actually easier.
    I’m not good at giving directions but I do have a pdf I can share. Shoot me your email and I’ll reply. (peggy.hoag2@gmail.com)

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    Tanisha AKA Blue Chick says:

    Nice set I love it. The kitties are like my 2 I have

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Puppy (why don’t I still remember your name? eeckk.) Your lucky to have been taught. I’ve been growing a bit weary from teaching myself online with videos. lol

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    DbnRose says:

    I love your combination of pink and gunmetal. Very striking and a beautiful piece.

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you Rose I appreciate your comment

  9. StonzEntwined
    StonzEntwined says:

    Very pretty! The knots set off the opals beautifully!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is a very pretty bracelet Peggy. Opals and gunmetal look good together.

    Okay like Julie says it looks like 5 jump rings joined to 5 jump rings to me. But you say its easier than that. I have searched for a tute and cant find it.

    Oh and Peggy I bet if you looked at puppychick labratBECKY’s name again….lol.

  11. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Tutorial.

    These knot effect wire beads uses
    hand made coils and turned loops

    1. Place some masking tape on one of the jaws of
    your round nose pliers.
    Measure the jaws of your pliers and work out
    where they measure 5mm/ 3/16 inch across. Mark
    this point on the tape with a pen/pencil.

    2. Cut two pieces of wire 3 ½ inches/ 9cms long. File the ends.

    3. Grasp one end of one of the wires in between the jaws, at the point previously marked.

    Start to turn a loop.
    When you have completed one loop continue
    coiling the wire ensuring that the wire you’re
    turning stays on the marked point and the
    previously coiled sections moves towards the point
    of your pliers.

    This is important, as making sure your new coils
    form around the same spot on the jaws of your
    pliers, means that your coils will stay the same size and width.

    4. Coil until you have used all of the wire.
    Make sure that you press in the last end so it keeps the circular shape of the rest of the coil.

    5. Take your coil off of your pliers and look at it.

    Using the other 3 ½ inches/ 9cms long piece of
    wire, make another coil to match.

    6. Slightly separate one end of a coil to allow the other coil to fit in.
    Wind the second coil onto the first until the two
    coils are joined.

    7. Turn both coils to that the cut ends sit inside the other coil and don’t show.

    Holding the outside coils of one of the coils, gently pull them apart to separate.

    Doing this will help hold the coils together and
    give a better look to the finished bead.
    How much you want to separate the coils is up to
    you.

    It may be best however to do both coils slightly
    and then adjust each one until you are happy
    with the look and they look the same.

    Turn a loop on the end of your remaining piece of
    wire.

    9. Thread the end through the centre of the two coils to hold them together.

    10. Bend the length of wire, trim if necessary and turn a loop at the other end to finish your bead.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow!!! That seems a trifle hard to me. LOL!

  13. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    deb its really not.
    if you send me ur email i will send you the pdf.
    its easier to see with the pictures

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Excellent directions, Peggy! You’re right–there is nothing like being taught in person. :) I could have sat at her booth all day. :) If you guys ever go to Portland you HAVE to hit this open air market along the river. It’s open every Saturday for 9 months of the year. I bet there are at least 500 vendors/artists and their stuff is AMAZING!!!!

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Wonderful cool designs! Love the clasp to the bracelet, perfect. Thanks for the lesson :)

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Peggy I would love to have the PDF but since I don’t have a computer I cant. My phone can download PDF’s but I’ve run out of storage.

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic design, kittys and tutorial :D

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Neat design. I’m with Deb, sounds hard…

  19. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you Susie and Asia.
    Ok Deb when you are able to download a pdf.
    I will post instructions to make (my words) not the about tut. I agree it looks confusing.
    Too late tonight but I will post here.
    And then I want to see your pictures when you are done :)
    And I want to see more pictures of the BABIES
    -^..^- ha ha

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Looks like you get a lot of supervision when you work. Love tuxedo kitties. Oh, the jewelry…? Well it is pretty darn great, too! :D

  21. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m so impressed. The knots look wonderful, and I think black is the right color with the opals. Nice one!

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