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Gehanna
07-30-2008, 10:12 PM
What kind of a knot is best for securing two ends of the clear stretchy material that is often used for making beaded bracelets? I don't know what that stretchy stuff is called and trying to keep a knot tied in it is driving me crazy.

If I can't get the knot to stay then I'll end up doing something really stupid like trying to melt the ends together. Why is that stupid? Because for someone like me, that means I'll somehow end up setting fire to my hair or the house or both. :o

Sincerely,
Gehanna

Pagey's_Girl
07-30-2008, 10:18 PM
I usually double or triple square-knot that stuff. You might also want to try a teeny tiny dab of crazy glue to make sure the knot doesn't go anywhere. That stuff is kind of slippery.

One magazine recommended using crimp beads, but everytime I tried that, I ended up slicing the crimp right through the cord.

Gehanna
07-30-2008, 10:29 PM
Thank you Pagey's_Girl! Not only did you provide a great answer but, you saved me from burning my house down to! :D

Sincerely,
Gehanna

Pagey's_Girl
07-31-2008, 05:22 AM
You're welcome! :)

Matera the Mad
07-31-2008, 07:58 AM
Nail polish is good for knot securing too.

Yeshanu
07-31-2008, 08:54 AM
Ask Dawno. Seriously. She does kick-ass beaded lanyards and stuff.

ErylRavenwell
07-31-2008, 11:58 AM
How about Fisherman's knot? It's ideally used to tie two ends together. It's also very easy to learn. Click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman's_knot)

Maryn
07-31-2008, 06:26 PM
I second the Ask Dawno suggestion. I've got some of her beadwork--and it's all still strung.

Maryn, who's tested 'em a bit, too, but not on purpose