Celtic Barrette - Knot
Celtic Knot - "Rope"
Celtic knots are a variety of knots and sylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied. The Barrette face adheres to a French clip.