I am making a bracelet out of horse hair for my daughter....can you tell me how I should do the ends? I've never made jewelry. Thanks!
Thoroughly wash and dry the horsehair, gather hair to the desired thickness and trim to 4 to 5 times the length of the finished design (especially if braiding the hair). Using wire or strong cord or thread--like Kevlar, parachute cord or FireLine®, tightly wrap and secure one end of the hair. Place E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive around the thread and the end of the hair then add a cord end to cover the end of the hair and the wrapped wire or thread. Once the end is secure it can be attached to a clasp or finding using a jumpring.
You can also make a braided bracelet:
Lay the hairs out flat and tie a knot at one end
Put a safety pin thorough the knot and fasten the safety pin on a pillow to hold the hairs steady and braid them until you reach the end
Wrap the braid around your wrist to measure how long it needs to be
Secure the ends by adding a couple of drops of instant adhesive on the braid where you want the bracelet to start and end. Let dry and add a few more drops for super security
Cut the two ends of the braid then glue and squeeze to fit each end into cord ends. Use jumprings to add a clasp to the loops on each cord end