This pendant is really fun and easy to make. The process is almost like weaving a small circle, but it looks far more complex than it actually is. The knot is known as a Turk's Head Mat, and it forms a five-pointed star in the middle with five loops going around the outside. I didn't invent the knot; I just thought it would make a really cool pendant. And it did!
Step 1: Cut and glue the ends of the cord
Cut a piece of paracord that is about 50 inches (125 cm) long.
Put a small amount of glue on your fingertips, and twirl the cut ends of the cord back and forth to cover the first inch or so with glue. Let the ends dry before proceeding.
Gluing the ends works better than melting in this case, because the glue makes a short section of the cord stiff, and that makes it easier to weave the end in and out as you create the knot.