Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I'd bought some craft wire a couple of months back to try making Turk's Head rings for myself after seeing a few examples on various web sites. Here's a tutorial and a couple of others that make them in precious metals, here and another here. There are many others showing great craftsmanship if you google them.
Being the amateur knot tyer that I am, I tried making a couple as I would with cord and the wire easily gets twisted and kinked up. The one pictured was done around a 1/2" section of PVC pipe in a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot with two passes of copper colored wire and one pass in between those with silver colored wire. It came out a bit rough looking so I'll have to keep trying.
Tried another with black and green.