Remember to always draw you string with a pencil so you can cross over and flow easily.
This Renaissance Opus tile was quite an adventure, starting with a spiral of noom filled with a (hop-on-top) crescent moon which flowed into a tangleation of rixty tied together with mak-rah-mee which then linked into squill. Auraknot fitted into the space made by squill and a gem cyme flower balanced the shape on the other side. Tripoli then fitted into the petals. More mak-rah-mee with mooka ties and the rixty tangleation spills from the bottom right. The top border was actually drawn last.
Hope that explanation helps with your connections. Have fun!
For the highlights I used the gold Gelly-Roll pen and white charcoal pencil.
Class in Hobart at the KickStart Arts Centre