Claddagh Stained Glass Pattern © David Kennedy.
It wont be long now until Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again. Last year unfortunately marked the beginning of the pandemic and this year all the celebrations will be virtual once again. We can only hold out hope for future years at the moment. I have created quite a few “Claddagh” designs over the years as commissions and have finally got around to creating this pattern.
Made up of 215 pieces and measuring 540 mm square the pattern also has a circular option for a hanging pendant if required. A heart of love, a crown of loyalty and hands of friendship are depicted intertwined with shamrock and Triquetra knots.
A Brief History
Originating from a small fishing village of the same name in County Galway Ireland the “Claddagh” has gone on to become one of Ireland’s most recognized international symbols. There are many myths and legends surrounding the origins of the first ring which date back to circa 1700. Richard Joyce, a local silversmith is said to have created the design as we know it today.
While “Claddagh” rings can be given as a friendship token they are more commonly used as engagement and wedding rings. Having said that there are many modern interpretations of how the ring is actually worn, revealing the wearers relationship status :
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is single and might be looking for love
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is in a relationship; someone “has captured their heart
- On the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is engaged.
- On the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is married.
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Stained glass Pattern Information
A 540 mm ( approx 21.25 inches) square pattern with a circular option and border pieces if required.
A downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 21.25 inches x 21.25 inches, ( 540 mm x 540 mm ) across six pages. Instructions are included for enlarging pattern to your required size when printing. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print this pattern. This can be downloaded free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
The PDF file you will download consists of :
Page 1. A full color illustration and description of the original pattern.
Page 2. Information and contents.
Page 3.Color key and glass codes ( including manufacturers )
Page 4. Printing instructions and options.
Page 5. Full size pattern 21.25 x 21.25 inches.
Where possible I have included the manufacturers and catalog codes for glass images I used in the illustration although this is only a guide and not a requirement.
Please feel free to include the glass of your choice and let your imagination run wild.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE SURE OF YOUR PURCHASE AS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR DIGITAL FILES.
This Triquetra Claddagh Stained Glass Pattern was designed by David Kennedy of
(© David Kennedy Designs) copyright 2021. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this stained glass pattern electronically or in hard copy without written permission from David Kennedy. This stained glass pattern is for personal use only, permission is granted for limited use of this stained glass pattern for projects to sell at local crafts shops or to raise funds at charity auctions. Pictures of finished projects are allowed to be posted online as long as a credit is given to David Kennedy Designs for the pattern.
Please do not post or distribute this stained glass pattern on other websites.
Please follow this link if you would like to purchase this pattern : https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/KennedyStainedGlass