Step 1: The original monkey's fist
This one we will create is more for decorative purposes.
Step 2: Things you need
Step 3: Creating your monkey's fist tool
Step 4: Begin wrapping cord
Step 5: 1st wrap
Step 6: Starting the second wrap
Step 7: Second wrap completed
Step 8: Final wrap and core placement
Step 9: Begin to tighten
"ALSO, DON'T FORGET... YOU MUST GRADUALLY TIGHTEN EACH COLOR AND REPEAT THE PROCESS TO AVOID OVER TIGHTENING. IF YOU OVER TIGHTEN, IT WILL RESULT IN YOUR OTHER CORD TO DISFIGURE AND GET OUT OF ORDER."
Step 10: Snug as a Bug
Step 11: Cut and tuck
Finishing: you may also add a touch of glue at the recessed cuts to keep it from moving, I have experimented with wetting the cord and letting it dry which also seems to tighten the cord even more. If you use water don't use it after just applying the glue, it will create a white pasty color and ruin the hidden effect. You can use the water technique and after drying use the water. I have mad them without using glue or water and they seem to last without coming undone.