How To Make A Sliding Knot

Sliding knots are a great way of making an adjustable and tidy fastening to a variety of jewellery designs.

This knot be created using cotton cordleather cordsilk cordsuede cord or hemp cord! It is a great way for making multi-fit pieces.

You Will Need

Your choice of cord

Your choice of large hole beads of charms for decoration

A pair of scissors

Notes Before You Start...

The length of your cord needs to be around double the finished length of your bracelet or necklace.

Any beads of charms need to be threaded on the cord before you tie the knots. 

Step One

Cross the left cord over the right cord.

Step Two 

Thread the left cord around and under so that it is coming back towards you. 

Step Three

Thread the cord back over to create a loop.

Step Four

Repeat this process to create two loops - try to ensure your second loop is to the left of your first loop. 

Step Five

Thread the end of the cord through the loops.  

Step Six

Pull the cord so the loops close tight.

Step Seven

Repeat this process with the other end of the cord.

Step Eight

Cut off any excess cord as close to the knot as possible! 

Your sliding knots are now finished. Pull on the knots and adjust the cords to make your design larger or smaller. 

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