- how to tie sliding adjustable knots
Pendants come with untied cords, so you can
tie them how you like. However, some of you struggle with that, so I've
come up with an adjustable sliding (slip) knot which should mean you only have
to tie it once.
I'm (k)not a
knottie person, so if you fall about laughing at my knot-tying techniques,
that's OK! But this one has worked for me, so I hope it works for you too.
(Thanks to J
Nichols who said on 16 May 2007: "EXACTLY the info I was looking for to finish a
couple of necklaces! Thank You!!!").
(And thanks to
Joyce who wrote on 30 July 2007: "Just wanted to let you know that your site
showing how to do this knot is perfect! Please don't take it down, like
ever. ;) I just spent an hour searching sites that supposedly teach this
knot and yours was the only one that worked on my first try! Thank you so
much for offering these instructions!!"
And Nila R from Canada said on 18
March 2008: "Thank you! The knots in the necklace came undone and I didn't
have a clue how to re-tie them. Thank God you were out there. Very
easy to follow instructions. Excellent pictures. Excellent!
For the purposes of this exercise, the Pink cord is the left-hand (LH) cord of your pendant, and the
Off-white cord is the right-hand (RH) cord of your pendant.
Take the end of the LH cord and wrap it around the RH cord, looping it back to the left as
pictured. Slide the end of the RH cord over to lie alongside the main section of the pink LH
||Wrap the end of the pink LH cord around the two cords, looping it towards the left and at
least 2-3 times.
Now poke the end of the LH pink cord underneath those loops and back out the right-hand end. Pull
Voila! You have your first sliding knot!
If necessary, pull some more of the RH ( off-white) cord thru to the left, so you have enough to make
another sliding knot.
Wrap the end of the RH cord around the LH cord, as shown.
||Wrap that end around the two cords, wrapping towards the right at least 2-3 times.
||As before, poke the end of the RH cord back towards the left and under the
loops. Pull tight, and you're done! Trim ends if desired.