Knots for Cords


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Knotting and Cords

Knots for Cords


To position knots, tie the knot and without tightening, place first your hand then finger in the knot as you slide the knot into position. Replace your finger and with the awl, position the knot, and tighten it with pearl tweezers.

To tighten knots, hold the thread and push the knot into position with the pearl tweezers; the knot will tighten as it is moved.

To move or loosen knots, push an awl into the centre of the knot and pull the knot apart with pearl tweezers.

Larks Knot

A larks knot is a common and easy knot, used to attach cords and pendants.

Fold the cord in half. Thread the loop through the finding/bead, then thread the two cord ends through the loop and pull to tighten.

Overhand Knot

Common bead knot, made by crossing one strand over the other, then threading the short end of the cord through the loop that is formed.

Adjustable Slide Knot

Used to attach cords when not using a finding.

Always allow enough spare cord so that the knots can slide far enough apart to fit over the wrist or neck.

Tie a sliding knot with cord one around cord two.

Tie a second sliding knot with cord two around cord one.

Fix the knots with clear nail polish and trim.

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