1) 3D spiral knots -- I can make these in different spiral configurations: double spirals, triple spirals, even single spirals if the rings are the right size and make it tight.
|Double spiral knots in 14k white gold fill|
|Triple spiral knots in 14k rose gold fill|
|Triple spiral knots in sterling silver|
2) Flat spiral knots -- These look like flat swirls, sort of reminiscent of a pinwheel. They usually have a hole or opening of some sort at the center, but if I pack enough rings into the design, the hole is almost not even noticeable.
|Flat spiral in gold fill & silver|
3) Fan knots -- These are a particular arrangement of a double/triple spiral knot, which means extra attention has to be paid when soldering these to the posts. The result is a knot that has one side of it fanned out like feathers.
|Solid 10k gold flat spirals on sterling posts|
Aside from knot styles, there are many different sizes as well -- I make extremely tiny ones (around 3-4mm), up to very large ones (half inch diameter or larger).
|Vermeil & sterling fan knot earrings|
I often am asked about sizes and what they look like when wearing. I don't have any real "model" shots, as I would have to be my own model (front-facing cellphone cameras are not particularly good), but with the help of some mirrors and my regular phone camera, I have managed to snap a few.
I have also made some size comparison photos showing several sizes of earrings with known-size objects like a penny & rulers.
|Size comparison #1 -- sizes are shown|
|Size comparison #2 -- against a ruler, sizes shown in text|
|Super tiny flat spiral knot earrings|
|Small/medium flat spiral earrings|
I hope this helps anyone looking at some of my knot earrings & wondering how big they really are!