Today, I have a great knot tying tutorial perfect for all sorts of uses, but especially for you jewelry makers who like to use the large hole beads with elastic cording and ironically, not have any knots showing! Scroll down to learn how to tie a Ring Hitch, Double Ended knot from the book What Knot? and how to use it to make this Tis The Season beaded necklace.
Gather up some large hole Tis the Season beads, elastic cord and some large rings.
Click on this page from What Knot? to enlarge and read the fill step-by-step tutorial on how to tie a Ring Hitch, Double Ended knot.beads (enough to be about half the length of yoru elastic cord).
Then follow steps 5 and 6.
All that's left to do is add some chain and a clasp to the desired length. I also added a dangle to the clasp just for a bit more bling!
More about the Chartwell book:
Anyone can tie knots: learn just one or two from this book and you will
be glad you bought it. Learn ten, and it could make a difference in your
life. This is because there is endless pleasure to be had from the
study and practice of knot tying, this fundamental but fascinating
process being an art, craft, science and philosophy, all rolled into
This book contains over 150 knots and splices and is guaranteed to amuse for hours on end. It makes sense to shed our over dependence on buckles, clips and zip fasteners, safety pins and superglue, when a length of cord or rope and the right choice of knot works at least as well and often better.
The types of knots in this book range from figure-of-eight knots, bowlines and sheet bends, crossing knots, wrap-and-tuck knots, and more. A full glossary and index will help readers learn to tie knots of all kinds.
Geoffrey Budworth has been an inspector in the Metropolitan Police in London, England, a principal officer in local government, and a full time lecturer at a large college of further education. He is now a freelance author of non-fiction works who has written more than 20 books in the past 20 years -- many about knots -- and is a well known name within the knotting fraternity. He was recently awarded a Bachelor of Science degree by the Open University.
Richard Hopkins has worked in polymer technology research, banking, the security industry, and industrial archeology. He has too many hobbies, but knot tying and lock and key collecting are the ones that interest him the most.