In the previous post: Chinese ornamental knot jewelry, I told you I will share with you tutorials I found from the web on applying Chinese knots in jewelry making. Here is the first lesson: Four Directions.
Picture courtesy of: http://www.chineseknots.com/
The picture above shows knot that is called the Four Directions. It is a combination of four pan chang knots and button knots. This can be made into a beautiful necklace with different knot colours so as to jive with your dress or preferences. The Pan Chang Knot design symbolizes an unending life which could also mean giving someone a longer life. The Button Knot also has an unending pattern known to the Chinese people as a good luck charm. So you can never go wrong having this necklace because of the hip and lucky charm it has.
This is an example how a Pan Chang knot looks like:
(Picture courtesy of http://www.trinitylondon.com/)
You can learn how to make a Pan Chang Knot in detail by visiting this site: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/mystic-knot.html.
(Picture courtesy of www.free-macrame-patterns.com)
Nimibirla also shared a video on making the Pan Chang knot. If you can’t video here, click on the link: http://www.diylessons.org/Pan-Chang-Knot,name,100323,item_id,0,ad_type,ad_details
Hope you have enjoyed reading the article. Watch out for the next post. I will compiling jewelry making tutorials on chinese knot. Cheers
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