How to Finish With a Sliding Knot

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How to Finish With a Sliding Knot
Jewellery made from string or leather thongs look good with sliding knots. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Sliding knots are helpful to use in place of more traditional or ornate jewellery findings when making macrame jewellery or fastenings for pendant necklaces strung on leather or hemp cords. The basic sliding knot is quick and simple to make and has the advantage of being adjustable, so that a pendant may be worn on either a long or short necklace depending on the outfit it is accessorising.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay the cord or necklace in a circle with the open ends overlapping.

  2. 2

    Take one end of the cord and tie it in a simple knot around the length of cord that it overlaps.

  3. 3

    Tie the other end of cord in a knot in the same way, around the cord it overlaps on the opposite side of the necklace.

  4. 4

    Pull both knots tight and trim the ends.

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