Triquetras are suspended on post earwires and hang approx 1 ½“ from the post where it goes through the ear. The widest part at the bottom is about 1 ¼“.
The Triquetra earrings are a little different from my other styles. I don't use any beads other than crystals to decorate the earwires, and they are more than just macrame. I macrame 2 parts...one for the Triquetra (3 pointed knot) and one for the circle around and through it. Then I make the Triquetra knot and join the circle to that. This is a traditional Celtic knot, and in the old ways its "meaning" would usually be said to be representative of the Maid, the Mother, & the Crone- the 3 phases of woman. In later years, the Church adopted it as the Holy Trinity knot.
I use my handmade spiral ear posts on most of these. If you prefer my standard earwires, please contact me prior to ordering. All my earwires are formed with Argentium Silver.
About Spiral Ear Posts –
Each one of these spiral posts are hand wound, hammered just a little, and then tumbled for several hours. Since they are individually made by hand, the pairs are as close as I can get them to matched, but there will be some variance in each. Posts are about 3/8”. Crystals are Swarovski 4 mm. (I use the Swarovski names for the colors as often as possible.)
If you want to order a pair with a specific color that I don’t have here, pls either use the contact form here on the site, or email me. You can also go to my Facebook page and msg me there. I have quite a few colors in Swarovski 4 mm.
SPECIAL CARE & FEEDING of Spirals
The entire ear post is one piece of wire. Care must be taken when removing it from your ear. I suggest hold the spiral flat against your ear with your forefinger of one hand and removing the back with your other hand (as opposed to holding the back and yanking the front.) If you find this awkward, then make SURE to pull evenly and gently on BOTH sides of the spiral when you are removing them so as to not bend the coil. It has been hammered lightly to discourage bending.