Topics: Fiber-Art Cord, Knotting

Q.
I like your design 886V. However, I would like to design my own with attached beads and hanging beads like the fish and horse, etc. in your catalogue. Do you recommend invisible fishing line or jump links to attach the beads ... or shall I expect to knit the beads into the I-cord and then sew the hanging beads/pendants, etc onto the finished piece? This is my first experiment. Thanks
- Johanna
A.
I like your design 886V. However, I would like to design my own with attached beads and hanging beads like the fish and horse, etc. in your catalogue. Do you recommend invisible fishing line or jump links to attach the beads ... or shall I expect to knit The necklace is made up of multiple strands of the fiber art cord. The base of the necklace is made up from the yellow cord, with the red-fringe type fiber art cord braided in to create the outward fringe that is seen. The glass beads are strung onto the red fringe and then surgeon's knots are placed beneath the bead to keep them in place. These beads can be replaced by other beads that are drilled and have a hole that can accommodate the cording.

Beads can also be placed onto headpins which are then finished with a simple or wrapped loop to create bead drops. Thread the loop you formed onto the fiber art cord then fashion an overhand knot to secure the bead drop to the cord.
- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert

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