How to Tie Knots for Jewelry
Knot Tying Instructions

Knowing how to tie knots will expand your jewelry making skills.  
Get knot tying instructions for common beading knots to make beautiful jewelry.

Types of Knots for Jewelry Making

There are many types of knots for making jewelry. Knots used to make knotted jewelry can be functional and/or decorative.

These knot tying instructions are for a variety of knots. I will post more instructions as we explore knotting as a way to make jewelry.

First, learn how to make the knot. Then, use the knot for making bead jewelry.

Larks Head Knot

How to Tie a Lark's Head Knot

Learn how to tie a larks head knot and then make a necklace using a go-go style pendant bead.

How to Tie an Overhand Knot

This is a very basic beading knot that you will use time and again. Learn how to tie an overhand knot and then use it to knot a pearl necklace.

How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot

Learn how to knot stretch cord using a surgeon's knot. A surgeon's knot plus a little Hypo Cement® glue makes a very secure hold for stretch bracelets.

How to Tie a Figure Eight Knot (Figure 8 Knot)

Learn how to tie a figure eight knot and then use it to make a leather figure 8 knot bracelet.

How to Tie a Love Knot

Learn how to tie a love knot and then use it to make a wire love knot necklace.

How to Tie a Slip Knot

A slip knot is easy to release and can be used to start a strand of beads as done in bead crochet.

Learning to tie knots will prove a useful jewelry making technique to broaden your jewelry making skills.

Use knots and your imagination to make some really unique knotted beaded jewelry!


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