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A few thoughts on leather cord necklaces...
posted by Colleen Shirazi, February 8, 2007 at 7:12 PM (Pacific)

I started making one of these today and got sidetracked. Anyhow...I have some round 1mm black leather cord. It's surprisingly nice and flexible, not stiff and funny like some premade leather cord necklaces. I got it at Fire Mountain Gems.

Now I've never made a "cord" anything before. I was placing an order at Rings 'n' Things and added a clasp made specifically for 1mm cord. It's Indian sterling silver, basically two end caps (glue-in and then crimp) with an S-clasp on it.

I cut a length of the cord today and was going to glue the ends in with Hypo-Cement (as I say, I got sidetracked). I did notice that the end caps were pretty roomy for being made specifically for 1mm cord. I'm envisioning using a lot of Hypo-Cement in there.

Wondering now if it will be necessary to crimp the ends after gluing them. Seems a shame to crimp if it's not necessary...wouldn't that make the ends kind of flattened and yucky? If the Hypo-Cement flies alone, I won't bother crimping.

It's a nice enough clasp and didn't cost much, but now I can see there's little point in buying a "cord clasp" when you could just as easily buy just the end caps. Once you have the end caps on, you can attach any clasp you like. As I say I am clueless regarding cord necklaces; I was happy just to find end caps that fit the durn cord. I'll report back how the Hypo-Cement works out.


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