The shamrock is widely associated with Irish culture due in large part to its connection with Saint Patrick.
Legend holds that Saint Patrick helped pagan Celts to better understand the Holy Trinity using the three petals of the shamrock. The shamrock also has great significance in Celtic folklore, as the three petals of the shamrock were thought to bring good luck.
Each Shamrock Knot Earring is made from a single never ending plait. Keeping with the theme of the number three, each petal has within it three points.
The Knotty Celt was established by Andrew Brownrigg. He combined his passion for the beauty and complexity of Celtic knots with his adept 3D modeling skills to create knots with deep meaning. With the innovation of the 3D printing industry, he was able to realize his knot patterns in physical form.
Each piece is made by 3D printing a tangible model in casters’ wax. The wax model is then used to make a plaster mold. Next, the plaster mold is used to cast the piece from molten metal. This technique allows for some very complex knot patterns to be realized in the physical world. Having been cast as a single piece, also means the knots are truly infinite loops, with no seams – an otherwise impossible feat.