A 12-point Star Knot
brooch or pendant
by
Don Wright
Benton City, WA
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Last updated  2007-12-08
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picture to bring
up a larger
verzion!
Note that Don is another knotter who "reverses"
his pattern making a "mirrored" image.
12 Point Star Broach by Don Wright









I tied my 12 srtrings together and melted them together for the start of the12
point star. I started forming the loops on the bottom side with the melted end
inside of the star knot instead of normally starting with the joint of the 12 stands
on the bottom of the star when completed. Be careful to adjust the loops around
the center of the gathering joint evenly.










Top the loops with a simple crown knot: NOTE the direction of the crown in
relation to the initial loops!  If you go the wrong way, you've just mucked the
whole thing up.









Star knot shown here with all but the last loop in place. Each strand goes CCW
and under itself and down through next CCW ear loop, parallel to strand from
center of ear loop.  (
Note that Don uses a "threading needle... these are
obtainable from
MARTY COMBS' SITE or you can "dope" the ends of your line
with Cyanocrylate glue and clip them off at a 45 degree angle for the same
effect
.)












Last strand being completed as described.














Backside showing path of strand down through knot to front side, again parallel
to the strand on the right side.













Carefully select each strand and pass it down through the ear loop on the
left
side of the ear that it comes from the back under. Once again parallel to the
strand on the right side. You should now have 3 strands going through each ear
loop. The 3 strand overlap will not be uniform if the wrong leads are not correctly
used to go back down the ear loops. This can and will happen if you don’t watch
it carefuly.












Last time through the knot from back to front. Parallel with the strand on right
side












This completes the star knot. Now we are ready to start the crown sennit
portion. Arrange strand in order around center of star and do 1 simple crown
sennit.











Crown sennit formed in a CCW direction














First Crown completed















Now do a complex (over 2) crown sennit













Tighten the complex crown just outside of the lower sennit evenly spaced
around it.














Complete second complex sennit just on the outside of 2nd sennit and tighten
evenly.














Now I tuck all strands down through the ear loop to the right (CW) of the one the
strand comes out of the sennit next to.












Pull all strands tight and cut flush with bottom of ear loop. Seal end with a drop of
glue.




Here the choice is yours as to the fixture you put on the backside for a closure.
You can use a pin bar or a jump ring and use it for a pendant necklace if desired








Place a colored marble or gemstone of choice for decoration or leave empty.
Choices of color and cord is what ever you prefer.














Completed  Broach or Pendant








If you have any questions for me, please  contact the
WEBMASTER and he will
forward them to me.

PLEASE put "Starknot Brooch Question: Don Wright" in the
subject line of your email!
NOTE:  To do the "mirrored"
verzion of this piece, simply
reverse the direction of the
loops in step one and reverse
the direction of all other
instructions.   It will feel quite
awkward at first but rapidly
becomes second nature.