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

Notes Before You Start...

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

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

Follow Our Step By Step Photos On How To Create A Sliding Knot

Step 1

Cross the left cord over the right cord.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Thread the cord back over to create a loop.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Thread the end of the cord through the loops. 

Step 6

Pull the cord so the loops close tight.

Step 7

Repeat this process with the other end of the cord.

Step 8

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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Choose Your Thread

At Kernowcraft, we have a beautiful and colourful range of threads including silk cords, hemp cord, cotton cord, suede cord to leather thonging!

Explore Large Holed Beads

Combine your sliding knot bracelet with large hole gemstone and metal beads for interesting and colourful designs. Perfect for adding to charm bracelets as well as incorporating on to thicker cords and wires for your beading designs and macrame.

Shop Charms

Explore our range of beautiful charms for jewellery making in a range of themes from nature, romance to geometric shapes. Great for adding to earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Keep Reading

'The Basics of Bead Stringing: A Complete Illustrated Approach for Beginner and Advanced Designers' by Debbie Kanan is a brilliant guide to all the techniques you are likely to need for beading and stringing.

The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.


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