Simple Knotting Cord Jewelry Tutorial



  • Simple Knotting Cord Jewelry Tutorial - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Learn the basics of working with Beadtec knotting nylon cord. Learn to burn the end of the cord using a thread burner, how to string on large hole Athenacast beads and create perfectly spaced knots using an awl. Finish off your design with slip knots to make an adjustable necklace or bracelet.

Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The Designer’s suggested colors and materials:
  • BeadTec Knotting Cord - Black.8mm
  • BeadTec Knotting Cord - Brown .8mm
  • Athenacast Metal Beads Round Corrugated Melon 4mm - Premium 99.9% Pure Silver Plating
  • Athenacast Metal Bead Slider Cross Large Hole | 6mm | Real 24k Gold Plated
  • Athenacast Metal Charms Link Connector Round Leaf | 12mm | Real Silver Plated
  • Athenacast Metal Beads Round Seamless Micro-Faceted Beads 3mm - Premium 24kt Gold Plating
  • Athenacast Metal Beads Square Cube Large Hole 2mm | Real 24k Gold Plated
  • Step-By-Step Instructions

    Materials Needed: BeadTec knotting nylon cord (black and brown, 0.8mm), Athenacast metal beads, and charms. Step 1: Cut the knotting cord to desired length. Burn the end with a thread burner to prevent fraying. Step 2: String a bead or charm onto the cord. Use an awl to place overhand knots for spacing. Step 3: Add beads to each side, maintaining spacing with knots. Step 4: Create slip knots for adjustable sizing. Use larger hole beads at the ends for ease of adjustment. Step 5: Tie the final knots and burn the cord ends to secure. Adjust the size as needed.

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