Most of us would probably just glue completed beaded ropes and kumihimo cords to the end caps. However, we want more security, right? Check out this awesome tip by Melinda, the Editor of Beadwork magazine over on the Beading Daily blog.
It's pretty obvious why only a wrapped loop will work. It will stay closed! Wriggling the wrapped loop down the beaded rope or cord should not be a problem. However expect to "test" with your needle as you find that loop hole to sew through the work to secure the loop. Makes sense to try and sew as invisibly as you can. Or make sure any sewing is hidden by the end caps.
I prefer to use 20G wire rather than 22G as it is stronger and looks better with clasps.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Secure Cord Ends with Spirals or Scrolls.
- 4 Ways to Finish Cord Necklaces Using Different Findings
- How to Crimp Securely for Heavy Jewelry
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