How to Tie a Slipknots for Bracelets or Necklaces

Updated February 21, 2017

A slipknot is also referred to as a sliding knot and is ideal for homemade bracelets and necklaces to adjust to the appropriate fit. You can tie a slipknot on a friendship bracelet, or any other type of bracelet or necklace, without losing the aesthetic appeal of the jewellery itself. In fact, if you tie the knot with a more decorative type of knot, you can actually add to the design of the bracelet or necklace.

Tie a regular knot on both ends of the bracelet or necklace. These knots are the handles that will be pulled when the bracelet or necklace needs adjusting.

Lay the bracelet or necklace down with one end facing down and the other end facing up.

Cut a separate piece of cording that is one foot long and place it under the two ends of the strands.

Tie a knot around the two ends of the bracelet or necklace with the separate piece of cording. You can also choose to tie a square knot for a cleaner look. Repeat until you have a series of three knots in a row.

Tie a regular, overhand knot on the underside of the series of knots and glue the tie-off knot with heavy-duty glue.

Trim the ends off of the separate cord from the knot series after the glue has dried and adjust the bracelet or necklace by pulling on the knot handles that you first created.

Things You'll Need

  • Bracelet or necklace
  • 1 piece of string
  • Heavy-duty glue
  • Scissors
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