Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Square Knot Sliding Clasp


Coworker Connie asked if I could repair her favorite bracelet for her.  The string had broken. It had one of those sliding knotted clasps.  I told her that I really didn't know how to do fix it, but I had always wondered how that clasp thing worked. 

I told her I would give it a try. This weekend I studied several YouTube videos.  It turns out that the string that's used for the clasp  is totally separate from the string that you use to connect the beads. All you do is make square knots and then glue the end.

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These are the two videos that helped me the most.  I tried both methods and ended up using the first one. 






8 comments:

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

OMG. So that is how those darn things work? It never occurred to me to Google how it's done. I just don't wear the necklace anymore :-)

Honolulu Aunty said...

You are SO hands on! Ever learning, ever giving. Mahalo!

K and S said...

so interesting!

Julie said...

That is so cool! It moves! It slides!

jalna said...

Hahahahahaha!!!! For real yah, Lorna.

Aunty, I would never have tried it if Connie hadn't ask.

Never thought it would be so simple, Kat.

So genius yah, Julie!!

Kay said...

You are awesome, Jalna! Hey... I've got a silver necklace that got unstrung....
Just kidding.

jalna said...

LOL, Kay!!

Leslie's pics said...

pretty awesome!