How to Make a Square Knot Slip Closure

IMG_2040Sorry I had to cut it short yesterday but I honestly think that presenting  this project in 2 parts was the best way to go considering there’s so many pictures involved.  So let’s get started with Part II of this necklace DIY project: How to make a square knot slip closure but first check previous post if you’ve just joined us today and missed yesterday’s post.

IMG_1982So this is where we left off yesterday (see photo above).  the pendant is attached and the two loose ends have a bead threaded through them and then knotted to keep the beads from slipping out.

IMG_1983Now grab the two loose ends overlap them together.  As in the above photo secure then with tape on a table or any flat surface you can work of off.

IMG_1984 - CopyYou’ll then need 1 ft of extra wax cord to make the slip closure knot.

IMG_1985Start by tying the 1 ft cord around around the overlapping cord ends of the necklace.  At this point I think a video tutorial wll be more visually effective than a bunch of pictures of me tying square knots so here is a 4 minute video I found on YouTube on how to make a square knot slip closure for the necklace.  It’s fairly easy and you’ll get the hang of it within 1 minute of the video.

IMG_1993 - CopyAs you can see in the photo above I kept tying the square knots until I made about an inch of it.

IMG_1996Cut off the excess cord on both ends and use glue to secure the ends from fraying and unraveling the knot.  Now you have a one of kind necklace with a an adjustable closure that allows you to wear the pendant high or low on your chest.


I had a great time putting this project together.  Being a New Yorker in all I’m proud to wear a small piece of NYC history.

Thank you for reading!

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