Updated on September 5, 2022 by Sarina
Method 1. Weave a beaded cord
Step 1. Thread your beading needle with a suitable thread. Make a knot at the end of the thread and some 2 inches inside from this knot.
Thread your beading needle with three beads.
Bring these beads to the end of your thread, till the second knot you made.
Bring the needle to the last bead.
Insert the needle through the end bead in the opposite direction.
Tighten the three beads to form a unit as in the picture above.
Take another bead on the needle.
Insert the needle through the next bead. Tighten the bead.
Now again take a bead and insert needle through the next bead.(same way as you did in the earlier step)
After inserting some more beads like this, you will find that the beads are not aligned in a straight way.
Aternate beads are projected out.
Now you should start inserting the needle into these projected beads after inserting the bead on the needle.
Do the same steps continuously throughout and tighten as you go. This will make it into a tube shape.
In no time you will see that a cord is being formed. You will be going round and round till the whole cord is completed.
Method 2. Cover a cord with beads
This is a very easy way to make a beaded cord – you will be covering a thinner cord with a string of beads.
To make this cord, first make a long string of beads.
Take your cord.
Start winding the bead string on the cord tightly. You will have to tie at the start of the winding to make the cord secure. Tie wherever you will be joining new strings and also at the ends too – use matching thread to tie. You can also use glue to make it more secure.
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