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This is one of the nylon cords clocks I'm making for my Etsy shop
Although it takes quite some time to make it, the technique I used is very simple so I decided to show you how to do it. You can make all the shapes you want with this technique and create many different things!
All you need is cords. I used nylon cords because I have them in many different colors and it's fun to use them, but any kind of cord will work fine for this!

Enjoy! :)
 
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Step 1: What you need

Tools:
  • scissors
  • hot glue - stick glue/white glue
  • cutter
  • ruler
  • pencil

Step 2: Make the coils

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The main part of this project is making the cords coils.

Start rolling the tip of the nylon cord keeping it firm with a little bit of hot glue.
The beginning is a little harder because the cord tends to open easily so keep it tight with your fingers. Be careful because the hot glue will probably end up on the sides of the roll too and yes, it's VERY hot!
Make about 9 rounds then cut the cord and glue its tip to the coil.

Now make other 8 smaller coils. For these, make about 4/5 rounds.
As you make these, place them around the biggest coil to make sure that they are the right size to complete the circumference of the circle, as if it was a flower with petals.

IMPORTANT: try not to put too much glue while you are working on your coils because, like I said before, hot glue tends to slip on the sides and it's not very nice to see at the end. The thinner the layer of glue is, the better the coil will look.
I also noticed that it's much better to use light colors cords for this technique because the glue that comes up on the surface will be less visible. It's much more visible on dark colors.
shazni7 months ago

I like this and the ones in your etsy

lindarose92 (author)  shazni7 months ago

Thank you Shazni! :)

sabu.dawdy10 months ago
prettyyyyyyyyyyyy
lindarose92 (author)  sabu.dawdy10 months ago
Thank youuuu! :D
jesquivel310 months ago
desde argentina!! es una hermosura!!
lindarose92 (author)  jesquivel310 months ago
Muchas gracias!! :)
gthomas1810 months ago
Where did you get the clock mechanism ?
lindarose92 (author)  gthomas1810 months ago
Thank you! I got this one at a hobby store, but I have another one that I got from an old clock, so if you have one that you don't use anymore you can get the mechanism from there. You can also find them online quite easily :)
gthomas1810 months ago
Awesomely simple. Thank you b
samalert10 months ago
Beauty ! Very well thought and designed. Some people i tell you are filled with creativity that they see artistic in every form you are one of them.
lindarose92 (author)  samalert10 months ago
Oh this means so much to me, what a wonderful way to start the new year :) Thank you so much! Happy New Year!!
I've seen a similar one in your etsy shop and was looking forward to see an ible! it looks awesome, so classy. definitely going to make one :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz10 months ago
Thank you Muhaiminah! I wish I took pictures of that one you saw before, unfortunately I thought about it when I was already done, so I decided to document this new one instead :D Have fun making it!! And please post a picture here, I would love to see it! :)
Ladylancelot10 months ago
WOW!!! Inspirational.
lindarose92 (author)  Ladylancelot10 months ago
Oh, thank you very much! :)
This is truly beautiful Linda!!
lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput10 months ago
Thank you so much Emily! And Happy New Year!! :)