Stretch magic is a fantastic, clear, strong and stretchy thread. It won't crack or harden over time and is ideal for beaded bracelets and necklets without the need for a clasp.
It is important to knot this thread well to avoid the risk of slipping or the knot coming undone and ruining all of your hard beading work!
Here we provide pictured step-by-step instructions for a simple overhand knot (or a double overhand knot) recommended by the manufacturers to ensure your design is secure.
For this tutorial we have used:
Pre-stretch your Stretch Magic to help loosen it up.
Thread your beads on to suit your design.
Repeat step three and folding one end of the Stretch Magic under the other to double up your overhand knot.
At this point you can do as many overhand knots as you like - if your design is heavy it might be worth doing a few more - however be aware of how big the knot is going to look once your design is finished.
Use side cutters or scissors to trim off any excess Stretch Magic.
This knot should be secure and not slip. Alternatively you could crimp the stretch magic, but if you are doing this, be careful not to squeeze the crimps too tight or it could damage or cut into the Stretch Magic.
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