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How to Make a Paracord Knotted Cross Necklace

While I have discovered how to make crosses using different techniques before (see link below), it is always delightful when I come across a new one.

The paracord cross video tutorial is by a really super knotter who calls himself TIAT (Tying It All Together) on Youtube.

It's the pseudonym for JD Lenzen of FusionKnots . He is a prolific instructor who has come up with innovative knotting methods often fusing different types of knots together.

His passion for his craft and the desire to educate others is clearly evident. He is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

The paracord cross is created from square crown sinnets with diamond knots at the top and bottom. This design is unisex.  I am wondering if it can be done with softer cords for a more feminine look?

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  1. Ooooooh, nice! You remind me of making that full persian cross for my fp chain. :-)

  2. I always enjoy new tutorials on making crosses. I made a few rosaries for friends and family, so new cross designs are welcome.

  3. Cool post Pearl! That was easier than I thought it would be. His videos are excellent! Knotting has been a lot on my mind lately. Am learning Kumihimo cord making and am working on a Polymer Clay Celtic Knot Heart Pendant Tutorial as we speak. Nice to see such an old tradition resurfacing again!

  4. That chain maille cross tute is great! And I am definitely a huge fan of TIAT. Have fun with the kumihimo cord making, Cindy - alas I tried that and found I hadn't the patience!

  5. I saw your comment on my ring tutorial over at Bacon Time. Of course you can share on your site as long as you link to me. Anytime in the future you want to do so that is fine. I do a lot of jewelry crafts. Thanks so much.
    Join me for my weekly Friday-monday linky if you like too!

  6. Thanks Mindie - I'm definitely going to check your blog out regularly!

  7. As one of TIAT's "followers" I can only say that the 450 paracord he uses is very pliable and soft to the touch. It wears terrificly well. And the pieces are somewhat smaller than the ones made of 550 paracord.

  8. Thanks so much for your insight on the types of paracord. I must look out for the 450 then!

  9. I suggest putting a marble in the middle of it to take up the hole that is there. I have used e100 glue and it worked very well at keeping it inside. Marbles are probably 14mm to 12mm. Daisy slingshot glass beads will work too. It looks good with it in the middle and they sell great. Made over $240 in sales. Only put in 110.


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