Step 5: Making the Clasp

Picture of Making the Clasp
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You may be pleased to know you've already made half of the clasp. The loop from the beginning is the hardest part of it, too.

Making the other end :
Not particularly difficult, but different. Make a regular knot (no idea what normal knots are called!) with your two middle stands, which will cause the square knots to stay in place. (Pic 2) Before, you could move them up and down to adjust the density of the knots.

Now place a bead on the two middle strands. Take the string out of the end of the bead, then loop it back around and put it through the bead again (Pic 3)

Tie another normal knot close to the ends of the middle strands. Around 1 cm away from the end is a good distance.
Then, push the bead as far towards the end as you can. This might take a little force and it should stop when it gets over the knot. Don't go crazy and tear your hemp in half pretending you're The Incredible Hulk.
fd3141595 years ago
The "regular knot" in this case is an overhand knot.  Just in case anybody needs the name to figure it out.
AdamK (author) 6 years ago
After the clasp is made, the bracelet is done and you can cut or burn off all excess. When there's only a little bit left I just glue it around so that it's more durable.
marystar6 years ago
do i cut the excess off the lead and partner in this step?