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How to Tie a Sliding Knot for Necklaces

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur
A sliding knot will keep a necklace together.

A sliding knot will keep a necklace together.

A sliding, or slip, knot is a good way to finish off a necklace strung on leather or cord. Tying a sliding knot for a necklace is just as easy as it is practical.

Hold one end of the cord in each hand. For this example, the end in your left hand is "End A," and the end in your right hand is "End B."

Use End B to tie a regular knot around End A, about an inch and a half from the end.

Make a double knot with the loose end of End B.

Pull the knot along the cord to make sure it slides correctly. If it doesn't, untie the double knot and repeat Step 3. Be sure to use End B. If you use End A, the knot will not slide correctly.

Bring End A through the sliding knot by about three inches.

Use End A to tie a regular knot around the cord about three inches from the other knot. Tie this knot on the middle part of the cord rather than an end.

Make a double knot using the loose end of End A.

Check to make sure this knot slides correctly as well. Be sure that your knots are snug, but still able to slide. Trim the loose ends on both sides.

About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.

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