by Leilani
(Pensacola, FL , USA)

I was wondering how to tie a knot using a stretch string?

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Strings Failing
by: AnonymousI’ve made about a dozen bracelets using stretch string from Hobby Lobby. Three of the braclets have broke including one of my own.Is there a better brand or heavier duty sting other than Stretch Magic?

burning the ends
by: Anonymousif you are going to melt anything i recommend a wood burning tool i use it to seal the ends of hair bows and it works wonderfully i never had much luck with open fire i would burn something

Thank for the clear nail polish tip!
by: Anonymousthe clear nail polish works really well 🙂 just let it dry for a good 15 minutes first…

by: AnonymousI use clear nail polish to hold my knots.

Use Crimp Beads on Stretch String?
by: AnonymousIs there any way to use crimp beads on stretch string?

Tying a Knot Using Stretch String
by: ChristineHey Leilani,Thanks for your question.

Here’s what another visitor wrote for a similar question:

“I’ve found that at least a couple of kinds of knots DO work with Stretch Magic: the square knot and the surgeon’s knot.

Pull the knots as tight as possible, then tuck the knot into the nearest bead hole with a dot of jewelry glue and let it sit at least 24 hours.

Don’t cut your ends TOO close to the knot. Some people melt the knot with a little heat, but I don’t have the knack for that; I end up melting the whole knot. (G)”

Christine ~how-to-make-jewelry


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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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