Cord Knotting Tip: How to Finish Waxed Cord Ends so They Don’t Fray
Today I’m going to show you the simple trick I use to finish off my knotted waxed cord jewelry so the ends don’t fray. Nope! I don’t use glue – I prefer to use this technique instead of using glue to finish my cord ends because I find that it lasts longer, it’s less messy, there’s no drying time, and I just really hate the way some glues can dry hard and flake off or feel scratchy against the skin.
If you like this video, be sure to check out more of my cord knotting tips, tricks and tutorials at the end of this post!
NOTE: This technique is intended for WAXED cord and works best with NYLON cord. But please be sure that you have not first used any glue or other substance (like nail polish) on the cord before you try this. Please also take note of the safety tips in the video before you give this a go!
If you’re unable to watch the embedded video, you can click here to watch>> How to Finish Waxed Cord Ends << on YouTube.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:
• waxed cord (I use this .8mm waxed nylon cord)
• a bowl of water and/or a fire extinguisher (safety precautions)
• a lighter