Slide Knot

Slide knots, which move up and down a cord, are handy for finishing off leather-strung jewelry.  First, place the left cord next to the right cord in opposite directions.  Bend the right cord end back about 3".  Coil it around itself and the left cord until you make three coils.  Weave the right cord end through the coil and pull tight.  Repeat using the left cord end and the right cord.

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Michelle M.

About Michelle M.

I was the founding editor of Beading Daily (2007-2009) and my now a freelance designer/writer/editor.  My designs have been published in Stringing, Step by Step Beads, Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays, Creative Jewelry, Beadwork, and other magazines. I enjoy stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metal work, mixed media, beadweaving—pretty much anything that involves beads or jewelry.  I also enjoy exploring new crafts like pottery and felting.  I write a personal blog if you want to see more of my work.

16+ Free Beading Projects: A list of the free projects I created for Beading Daily.

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Pictured here is a pair of earrings I made for the Spring 2010 issue of Stringing in an attempt to get over my fear of designing with the color orange!