​Triple Love Knot Bead Pendant

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About: I'm a mom of 4 and I love to craft! Anything and Everything interests me and i love to create in the process of learning.

This love knot bead will add lovely texture to any jewelry. It's not hard to do, just requires patience. It is also known as Danish Love knot.

Step 1:

Mandrel - I used a glue stick for the example and a pencil for the bead I used.

20 awg wire

wire cutter

beads

Step 2: ​Entwining

For an example, I have chosen a glue stick so that the wire rings would be big and therefore easy for you to see.

First twist wire closely and tightly in mandrel. Then cut it in to 3 equal parts with a wire cutter.

Now twist 2 of the rings together like a key ring so that it is entwined. Twist the the third ring too and join all 3.

Now comes the tricky part. I have marked the rings 'A', 'B' and 'C'. Now you have to entwine 'C' to 'A' while keeping it in 'B'. It's just like adding keys :-) just making sure the other keys don't slip out while you add each key!

The example is easy as the rings are bigger. For it to look really nice the circles need to be tight.

For the bead I used in my pendant I used a pencil as a mandrel. I used 7 rounds for each ring. Once I entwined all 3 I found it was too tight. This was fine as now I can easily snip off the extra round with a wire cutter making it easier to entwine all 3.

Check the picture of both coils. As you can see the tighter the better it would be for the next step.

Step 3: Making the Bead

Now to make the bead. Take a piece of wire. Make a loop and slip in a flower bead. You could also just insert a larger bead. Now make sure all the ends of the coils are in the inside and not showing out.

Slip the wire in the center and come out in the other end.( This might be difficult for you to understand unless you do it. Then you would find the center easily :-) )

Add another bead and close in a loop.

Now that you have made your love knot bead you can use it as an accent for anything from earring, bracelets and necklaces.

I made a pendant.

For the Pendant, I made a loop and slipped in a flower bead. Then the crystal Bead and added another flower bead and closed off with a loop. I had 2 crystal hanging beads with me so I added it to a jump ring and hooked it onto the crystal bead. Now attach this to the love knot bead. Add a jump ring to the love knot bead and there you have a cute little pendant!

I hope my love knot bead will help you in making exotic jewelry! Make some and please post a picture!

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    Kathar6

    4 years ago on Step 3

    I think kit is really pretty and well explained, i might need to do one with a big mandrel as you shown for training first... Thank you for sharing in detail the technique!

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    shazniKathar6

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your comment. I would like your vote too if you like it. I shall try to upload another instructable which I think would help loads of people wire wrap jewelry. Hope you will like that too :-)

    wow! Just WOW! You Rock! fab Instructable. thank you so much for giving your time to the community and sharing such a cool idea. It is very pretty.

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    shazniporcupinemamma

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much! I think I have one more instuctable coming up :-) will upload it on Monday once I fine tune it ;-)

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    shazniTarun Upadhyaya

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Well, I tried earlier but it didn't come out well as it was at night. I took some this morning and have added them. Waiting for your feedback and which would be the best for main picture! :-)

    Thank you! I love the fact that you appreciate it :-). Please I would love your vote too once the tab comes ;-)