An adjustable closure for cord bracelets
This adjustable sliding closure is good for cord or string bracelets and is made using square knots. It's easy to make once you get the hang of it and you can use different coloured cord from your bracelet if you'd like. It's one of my favourite ways to finish a bracelet off, mostly because I find fastening clasps on bracelets a little tricky to do one-handed!
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Cut the cord you want to use for your closure. The length depends on how many knots you want to tie, but I usually use about 40-50cm.
Lay this cord underneath the bracelet cords and tie it in a simple overhand knot; make sure both ends of the cord are about the same length. Don't pull the knot super tight or the closure may have trouble sliding.
Keep tying square knots until the closure is the length you want, and then tie another overhand knot. I like to check to see if the closure slides nicely at this point, while I still have the chance to fix it.
Apply a dab of glue or clear nail varnish to the overhand knot to seal it. Once the glue is dry, cut off the excess cord. You can add more glue to the knot if you want to be extra secure.
You can now finish your bracelet cord ends. Make sure that they can't slide all the way out of the closure; thread on a matching bead or just tie a simple knot at the end. Also check before cutting, that the ends are long enough so you can pull open the bracelet wide enough to put it on.
Your bracelet now has an adjustable sliding closure!