The trefoil is a stylized geometric representation of the shamrock, a sacred plant among the Druids of ancient Ireland because its leaves form a triad, three being a mystical number among the Celts. St. Patrick himself, legend has it, plucked a shamrock from the grass to explain the doctrine of the Christian trinity. But the symbol is much older. It was also discovered in ancient Egypt on the royal couch of Tutankhamen where the trefoil was a symbol of three sun disks fused together to represent the unity of the gods of the sun, water and earth.
In this version of the trefoil, you will learn to make a basic knot worked in peyote stitch.
This tutorial gives illustrated and descriptive instructions to make a Celtic Trefoil Pendant or Pin using cylinder beads (MIYUKI Delicas or Toho Aikos) with seed beads and other beads optional. Also included are instructions for making a beaded pointed oval component which can be used in many ways such as in earrings, linking, joining to make various shapes or as a bezel. Learning the pointed oval is helpful when making the Celtic Trefoil Pendant.
Love the pattern.... except it's made me want to go to Ireland again!!! Thank you, Diane!
14 hours ago by pamoore
Pattern has excellent instructions, pictures and diagrams. It really is two patterns and has lots of pictures for using the oval links.