GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
My pendant arrived and its nice (thanks hop, nick and alex)

What is the best way of securing it? Obviously if you tie a knot in it it leaves the string dangling and looks a bit crap. I dont want it hanging right down when tied at the ends, more on my collar bone.

Should I just knot it then cut the ends off or get a clasp?


ps. i have never worn a necklace or any jewelry for that matter!

squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
There is a way to create an adjustable knot. Each loos end is tied to the string and you can slide it back and forth to loosen/tighten it as needed.

I prefer a tautline hitch, any similar knot would work. Here's a nautical guide to tying the tautline: https://www.iland.net/~jbritton/tautlinehitch.htm

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow


GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
cheers. so a mini hangmans noose? I still remember how to make one from when my grandad told me when i was about 10. (mum wasnt too impressed however)

squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
a bit, but I would avoid an actual noose unless your tether is quite long. It tends to eat up the length with the extra fold inside.

Im not sure if I remember correctly, but I dont think you can actually do a noose on both sides. They have to kind of slide along through each other.

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow


prairie_badgerMember
5 posts
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Posted:
Hi, Geeza. If you search for "double fisherman's knot"
on YouTube, there's a very clear video with directions.
Here's a link:


This knot works well in round leather cord, satin cord,
and any other firmly twisted or braided cord. Just make
sure the necklace still goes over your head after you've
tied the knots. Then slide one of the knots down the
cord until the pendant sits where you want it, and then
slide the second knot far enough so that the 2 cords at
the back are the same length.
You can trim the ends or else tighten the knots in such a
way that the ends are quite short. If the cord is nylon
or some other material that melts, you can melt the end
to prevent fraying.
Hope this helps (and makes sense)! tongue

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