The never-ending knot dates way back to the late Roman Empire. Probably even sooner. It can be found in several cultures within their art and architecture. I’m most familiar with it within the Irish, Scottish and Welsh culture. This pendant can be difficult to make but a couple well placed notches makes it possible.

Step 1: AutoCAD Jewelry Design

To begin I copied an image from an internet search and pasted it in AutoCAD. I placed 3 arcs right over the image and moved them off. With the help of the trim tool I cleaned it up to just the simple symbol. I used the rotate tool to move each arc back into a circular form. Finally, I marked the circle where the arcs break and overlap.
<p>Made it a few weeks ago but there were many hard-to-reach spots for polishing. Made from brass wire of unknown thickness.<br>Thanks for the instructable!</p>
<p>I made one of these this week. I used 14 gauge wire. Great design and easy to follow instructable.</p>
<p>Well done. Looks Great!</p>
Great work! A valknut in the form of a pendant would've been awesome too!
<p>I Pm'd you about purchasing a finshed pendant. Do you sell these?</p>
<p>what gauge of wire did you use?</p>
<p>I feel your background choices for your photos need to be commended also, very nice project and very nice presentation!</p>
Wow nice job
isn't it called a triquetra?
yes it is a triquetra celtic knot i no im irish
Congratulations on winning second prize!
That Is cool. I'm making one!
Here's my attempt so far, still needs a fair bit of cleaning up, polishing and mounting. <br> <br>It's the result of using far too much blowtorch. <br> <br>Oh well, 49.7 meters of wire to go ;P
beautiful..from start to finish..thanks for sharing
My little try with silver (first time, took my mother's jewelry tools)
Wow. Great job! You got it right on.
Beautimous precision work, Mrballeng! I understand why you bent the wires rather than solder them from pieces. I am a metal smith too and I do so appreciate what you have done!
Since you're going to be soldering all the joints anyway,next time I would try just cutting the series of arcs and weaving however you want,and then soldering the corners.It would save the hassle of trying to bend and loop upon itself.Also,be careful you don't get the wire too hot when soldering a zinc coated wire,Nasty,nasty fumes!.I think I'm gonna try this with some old pieces of SS TIG rod I got laying around.Still beautiful jewelry,nice job!
I noticed the drawing and the result are different in that the drawing shows each section under over and the result shows 2 over 2 under. Which is the way the knot goes? Each line over the under or 2 over then 2 under? <br>
I was curious too.All of the ones I saw on Google are like the drawing,not the 'ible.Over one,under one,over one,etc.Still a pretty piece,Hope this helps!
Your creativity and the way you detail your 'ibles, never ceases to amaze me. Congratulations Mrballeng! <br>
Very nicely detailed instructible and a lovely result.
Very Nice, wonderfully detailed 'ible, will be trying this out after work tonight.
Awesome work! Nicely done!
Love this instructable and the use of AutoCAD in the designing-phase.
Thanks for detailing that. I had seen similar things before, but never knew how it was done. Beautiful work!
Yay for an awesome celtic knot! Just Beautiful!

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