How to Make a Double Knot Ring

This is how to Make a Double Knot Ring:

Now is your turn to learn how to make a Double Knot ring, are you ready?

Double Knot Ring

 

The knot ring, is a standard classic,

Knot Ring - Sterling Silver

It can even be changed to create this cute little heart knot ring:

Heart Knot Ring- Sterling Silver

Maybe you are looking at these rings and thinking I want more…

And you can get more!   How?  Introducing the Double Knot ring!  Not only do you get double the knot, but you can combine different wires to create the look YOU want.

Love Sterling Silver, here you go:

Double Knot Ring- Sterling Silver

Can’t get enough of Rose Gold, maybe this will satisfy you:

 

Double Knot Ring- 14K Rose Gold-filled

If you see the value in both metals, and it is hard to choose which one, why not have both?

Double Knot Ring- Sterling Silver/14K Yellow Gold-filled

Stacked Knot Rings- Sterling Silver and Rose Gold

And that my friends is why the Double Knot Ring is so AWESOME!

The tools you will need to make the double knot ring are:

Here are the different types of wire that were shown in the pictures above.  Choose what combination of wires you would like.  Wrap the wire around your finger, and add a half length more in width to make sure you have enough for the knot in the ring.

18 K gauge Sterling Silver

18 gauge 14 K Rose Gold wire

18 gauge 14 K Gold filled wire

To make the knot, you will need to create a clamp to pull the wire into a knot:

You can use pliers to pull it with both hands, or have you and someone else on either end of the wire pull it.

once pulled you need to find something round to create a circle like a mandrel. You can use a marker to get the ends rounded, but the final step to get the whole ring round, you will need a mandrel and a mallet.

To connect the ends of the wire, solder it together, which is an involved process.

You will first need a torch

Soldering board, so you can protect everything around you.

Solder paste, depending upon which wire you use, will depend on what paste you will use, if you put Sterling Silver paste on Rose gold, you will end up with white on the ring.  Here are the soldering Pastes:

Sterling Silver

10 K Yellow Gold and Rose Gold

You will need spray flux to your metal to protect your gold and silver.  Spray it on the jewelry and it will help the gold not tarnish and prevent the silver wire from melting.

lighter to light the torch

Here is a video to help you with soldering. this is my mom showing you how to make a knot ring, she is a professional!

After you solder the ring, you have caused the ring to look very dark, and not at all presentable.   To take off the fire damage and make it look like the metal again,  you will need a pickle.

But to make it sparkle, you also need a tumbler:

Here is the full process of how a ring is made from start to finish, although this is not the knot ring, we use the same soldering, pickle process, and tumbling for each of our jewelry items.

Ring from Start to Finish – the cleaning process

It is quite an involved process, but there is another way to make a double knot ring without using a torch and that  is to be creative with the wire and do something cool like this shop Designed by Lei

Gold Knot Ring

This is a great idea of how to finish off a ring without using a soldering torch.  If you look at her shop you will see a lot of creative rings, that do not use soldering but are still so pretty!

Enjoy making your beautiful Double Knot Ring!

 

Tales of the Shop

My mom LOVES playing the piano, and has attempted to teach each of her six kids how to play the piano.  We all vary in our ability to play the piano, but one thing is for sure, we all enjoy music and appreciate our moms efforts to teach us!  I have been away from my family for seven years, and I tend to get homesick on one day of the week, it is Sunday.  Why Sunday?  Because this is the day where we all gathered together as a family to eat delicious food, have a discussion, have a walk around the block and gather around the piano to sing songs.

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14 thoughts on “How to Make a Double Knot Ring

  • February 24, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    What a cute ring!! It’s simple but beautiful at the same time!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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  • February 22, 2016 at 10:39 am
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    Beautiful thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting and featuring on this week’s hop.

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm
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      You are too kind to feature the double knot ring, it means so much!

  • February 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm
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    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow. I love the double knot and little heart ring too!

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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      OH my goodness thank you for featuring the double knot ring, what an honor! I love your link party, and think you have the prettiest blog!

  • February 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm
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    These rings are very cute, but not something I would venture to make, too scared of the heat!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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      That torch heat is a real thing, I have had my share of burns from a torch. I definitely respect fire that is for sure. But I love working with a torch, that is my favorite part of making jewelry, but it took me years before my dad trusted me with fire, and rightfully so! Thanks for stopping by!

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm
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      This project is pretty intense, when I sat down to explain it, I realized the complexity of what this ring entails, and it made me appreciate my mom even more for making the rings! Thanks for stopping by!

  • February 17, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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    This design is gorgeous. I love your talent!

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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      Thank you for your kind compliments. When I go home to visit I am definitely surrounded by talented family!

  • February 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm
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    These are simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process. 🙂

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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      Thank you for stopping by! It is fun to see the process, so I thought maybe others would as well:)

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