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 Terminating Leather Strands with Cones 

Instructions by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Leather Cord with Cones
  • Using flush-cutters, cut the leather cord to length. Determine the length of cord desired and double the overall length since the cord will be folded in half.
  • Using flush-cutters, cut one 12-inch length of 16-gauge, half-round dead-soft wire. File the ends if necessary.
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Step 1
Fold bundled leather cords in half and hold secure with flat-nose pliers. Insert wire at fold point of cord.
Step 2
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers begin your first wrap by creating a hook around the bundled cord.
Step 3
Moving down the cords from the top, make four wire wraps around the bundled cords.
Step 4
Feed the straight end of the wire back up through the wire wrap.
Step 5
String a cone onto the straight end of the wire and position so the wrapped wire is hidden inside the cone. Using flush-cutters, trim the straight end of the wire to 1-1/2 inches.

Add a dab of E-6000® adhesive to secure cone over wrapped wire.
Step 6
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush-cutters, create a wrapped loop.

Repeat Steps 3 - 6 to finish loose leather ends on opposite side.
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