by Amanda
(Litchfield Park, Az ,USA)

I am working on getting some necklaces together to sell but I think the knots on the ends at the clasps are big eye sores? How can I avoid this?


From Christine, How-to-Make-Jewelry Editor

Unsightly knots at the ends of beaded necklaces and bracelets can be covered using bead cones like this one:

Then hide the knots that way (great solution for many stranded necklaces)- you’ll need an eyepin to attached the knots to, then thread the wire end through the cone and attach the clasp with a wrapped loop

OR you use a single cup bead tip like this one:

To use one of these, you string the thread through the hole, tie a knot and close the cup. You can then close the metal end with pliers aft looping through the clasp link.


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Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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