Thursday, May 13, 2010
Star knot and loop bracelet...
I started with three strands of 1.4mm nylon cord, about 10 ft long each, which was more than I needed. I found the center of the cords, moved about an inch or so off to the side from that, and started a three strand crown sennit back towards the center for a couple of inches. I brought the ends together, making the loop, then continued with crown sennits with three paired strands, for the length I wanted.
A six strand star knot was then tied at the end(here's another star knot tutorial). With a separate strand, I added a small turks head knot at the base of the loop.
Similar examples of these kind of bracelets can be seen on the Frayed Knot Arts website, in the 'Jewelry' section. It's a good site to explore and there are some various knotting tutorials linked there too. Here's a link for a photo of a nice one made by the late Bud Brewer.