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When making items with elastic cord, can I use a hot glue gun to secure the knot on the project?

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What kind of knot do you tie when using elastic cord for a bracelet so it is secure when you're done beading?

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I would like to make some stretch bracelets, but I seem to need three hands! What can I do to hold the elastic cord taught on both sides while I add a drop of glue to the knot?

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I would like to string some heavy gemstone beads on elastic. What's the best material to use and how do I finish it? If I knot it how do I hide the knot? Thanks,

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I have some rhinestone bracelets that have elastic running through the insides. The elastic has stretched and I have been unable to take the bracelets apart to somehow restring the elastic inside. How can I either undo the rhinestones (I can't bend them apart or pull them apart either, the metal tab attaching each one wiggles, but won't separate) or what do I use to string new elastic inside? Are these bracelets fixable? Thank you.

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I've been making stretchy watches and using 1mm elastic string by Craft Designer. It loses its elasticity and even breaks after a fairly short period of time. Not good for return clients. There is a much stronger elastic available, somewhere--I know this because someone I know used it on a watch they gave to me. It has lasted over two years and is still together. Can you tell me what is best for this and your favorite glue to use for the knots? Thank you so very much!

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Well, I just started practicing with tubular peyote, I didn't have thread, only elastic cord. I ended up making a bracelet I really like, and I was wondering how long my piece might last? I strengthened the stitching greatly, but I've never seen any videos or tutorials or anything on this site saying to use elastic.I have thread coming now, (thanks =D) but I kind of like the tightness the elastic offers, is it a bad idea to use this instead of thread?

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I bought some elastic cord to make some easy bracelets but have found difficulty joining it. Tying a surgeon's knot seems to slip. Is there a special way?

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How do I choose which stringing material to use: beading wire, nylon thread or elastic cords?

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I want to hide a knot in elastic beading cord? Can I use a crimp bead or something else? Thank you.

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Thread, Cord and Wire Information

"For the first time I found an article that states just what each type of beading material should be used for and what they are made out of! It was the most informative article that I have ever read....

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My best friend just got the job of her dreams working with an MRI center, but now she cannot wear any jewelry that will retain a magnetic charge. What metals can I use?

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Finishing Elastic and Powercord®

by Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Select the size and color elastic cording that is best suited for the design.

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What size wire or thread do I use for stringing necklaces and bracelets?

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I am just not good with knots. I would prefer to use crimp tubes on stretch cord ("powercord"). I would like some reassurance that finished bracelets would last for a long time with wear. Have you had any testimonies from clients on this, and what is your opinion?

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Would like to try and make bracelets to sell at a craft fair using stretch cord. What size stretch cord would you use and what size bracelet should I make for a general adult-sized wrist? Thanks.

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How do you tie off an elastic cord, as in a bracelet?

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If the stretch elastic breaks on your bracelet or necklace, use single or doubled strand bobbin elastic (used in sewing and "honey-combing" clothes) to replace and rejuvenate your bracelet or necklace. Finish the knot with a dab of glue.
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What type of needle is used for beading with Power Cord? Thank You--

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