Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sliding Square Knot Closure for DIY Cord Jewellery



Sliding square knot closure is a great adjustable closure for your DIY cord bracelets, necklaces and anklets. I like this adjustable closure because it looks neat and tidy. To make a sliding square knot closure, first of all we must know how to make a square knot. In short, it name says it all. This closure is created by making a row of square knots. For those who already know the technique to make the knot will be very easy for you to create a sliding square knot closure for any of your cord jewellery projects. The size of the sliding closure will be determined by the type of cord or string that you are using and the number of square knots that you are going to make. You can also try to make the sliding knot with a single twine or double-twine, both of them will give you different looks and feels.



Instruction:


Put both ends of the twine jewellery in parallel. Then, cut a strand of tying cord about 12" long and put the cord underneath the two ends as shown in the photo. Both parallel ends will be the center cords. If you want the ends to be more decorative, you can string a bead for each end before you make the sliding closure.I didn't string any bead for the ends, but I made a simple knot for each end once I finished the sliding knot.



Now, begin the knot with the left strand. Pass the left strand over the center cords and lay it underneath the right strand, making a loose loop.



Then, pick up the right strand and pass it up through the loop that you made on the left from underneath the left strand and the center cords.



Pull the left and right strand. The center cords will be captured inside. This is just a half square knot. A square knot is not complete yet. There is a few steps to go.



Let's continue to the second part. Pick up the right strand. Pass the right strand over the center cords and lay it underneath the left strand, making a loose loop.



Then, pick up the left strand and pass it up through the loop that you made on the right from underneath the right strand and the center cords.



Pull the left and right strand. The center cords will be captured inside again. Now, a square knot is completed.



Keep on making square knots until you get a desired length. Cut the left and right strand, melt  the tips with lighter and press the melted tips against the knots to stop it from unraveling.





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