Thanks for the advice! I've been playing around with the gradients and metalized tools. What I did was created a whole new star but without the lines. Took it from there. The metalized plugin is great but I was hoping it'd had an option where you can make your objects shiney (with a high polished reflection effect.). Tried using Specular but all it did was make my gold break up (which made this really cool line effect.)..
I also checked out a few tutorials - problem is, I can't make my mind up on which one I want! They're that good.