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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Fold bundled leather cords in half and hold secure with flat-nose pliers. Insert wire at fold point of cord.
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers begin your first wrap by creating a hook around the bundled cord.
Moving down the cords from the top, make four wire wraps around the bundled cords.
Feed the straight end of the wire back up through the wire wrap.
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.
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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