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Knotting Elasticity with the Beadalon Signature Knotter Tool

When I think about projects using Elasticity Stretch Cord, I generally think about simply strung stretch bracelets. In this Facebook Live, Wyatt shows us something different - how to use his Signature Knotter Tool to create knots in between lava beads using a double strand of 1.0mm Elasticity.

The limited edition, numbered,  Signature Knotter Tool has a handle made from zebra wood and an antique brass finish on the mechanism. There are only 1000 available, so if you'd like to own a little piece of Wyatt's heart, you should definitely jump on the opportunity to purchase one!

I love finding different ways to use my favorite materials! What a great way to create a different look using material that you likely have in your stash. Knots also help create a more secure bracelet because if your bracelet happens to break, your beads won't go flying everywhere.

Materials:
Collapsible Eye Needle
1.0mm Black Elasticity
Wyatt White Signature Knotter Tool
Large Hole Beads that will fit through doubled 1.0mm Elasticity

Instructions:
  1. Measure and cut about 28 inches of 1.0mm Elasticity.
  2. Gently pre-stretch your Elasticity to prepare it for stringing.
  3. Thread the Elasticity through the Collapsible Eye Needle so it is doubled, and string up your beads.
  4. Leave about 3 inches between the needle and the first bead, and tie an overhand knot to hold the bead in place.
  5. Use the Wyatt White Signature Knotter Tool to knot between each of the beads. Be sure to go slow and pay attention to your tension so your knots are not too loose or too tight.
  6. When you get to the end, don't tie a knot between the last two beads.
  7. Thread the beginning two cords back through the last (focal) bead so that two ends are coming out one side and two are coming out the other side of the focal bead. You now need to add knots in the right places so each bead has a knot in between.
  8. Tie a surgeon knot with two of the ends over the bracelet.
  9. Do the same with the the other two ends.
  10. Knot the ends to each other for extra security.
  11. Add a dab of glue to secure the knots.
  12. Snip the ends and enjoy!
Did you make this project? Show us in the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group. And be sure to set your reminders to catch us on Thursdays at 2:00pm EST on the Beadalon Facebook page!

Until next time, Happy Beading!
Meredith

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