Celtic knotwork was not only practiced as artwork by the Celts, but also had deeper meanings behind it. Since the Celts did not keep records of themselves before the Roman’s conquest of Gaul, what we know of their culture comes mostly from Greek and Roman historians, as well as from oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. In general it is believed that to the pre-christian pagan Celts, the knotwork may have represented both the circular infinity of the universe, as well as how the spiritual and the physical world are intertwined into one.
This celtic knot tree of life bracelet wire wrap tutorial pdf was inspired by the beautiful wire woven jewelry of the past, and the mysterious traditions of the people of the Celtic isles.
By: Bobi Allen
Tutorial Contents: 51 pages, 104 steps with 107 clear high resolution images, and detailed instructions for each step.
– Chain Nose Pliers
– Semi-flush Cutters
– 1 Rubber Tipped Clamp
– 16, 20, 24, 26 and 28 gauge wire
– Large Flatback stone cabochon
Techniques explained in this tutorial:
-2 wire flat braid
-8 wire Bar weave
– how to secure loose sections (such as the braid)
-how to make a tree
– how to mount a large stone
Note: Sizes and measurements may vary, depending on the stone you use, and the size of your wrist. This piece is ADJUSTABLE, so there is alot of room for error in measurement.
Thank you, and have fun!