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I have been beading for 30-something years using wire, thread, leather, etc. I'd like to try to macramé a necklace, using cord, but the last try, I ran out of the cord on the outside of the knots, and my necklace ended up as a bracelet. How do I...
It is recommended that the two base cords (inside cords) be cut 4 to 6 inches longer than the desired finished length of the piece. As an example,...
How do I singe the end of supply cord macramé cord after making knots? Does this take a special tool? Is there another method to secure knots. Which is best? Thanks.
A thread burner can be used to seal the ends of the cord. Using great care, you can also singe the end of the cord with the tip of a heated hot-glue...
Help! I'm trying to find cording that will knot well, is sturdy and visually appealing (like macrame) as much as the beads. I am making a Shekere, which is a percussion type instrument made from gourds. I will also need to know what size beads will...
Shekeres are generally made with 1mm or smaller nylon twine, but can also be made with colored nylon cord, polyester cord or colored hemp. Cotton can...