Creating jewelry from beads and fishing line is an excellent craft for kids of all ages. It helps them improve their knot tying and overall coordination while allowing them to express their creativity. If working with small children, be sure to use beads and clasps with large holes for ease of stringing. To ensure these treasured works of art remain intact, the instructions below will explain how to create a clinch knot.
Things You'll Need:
- Necklace Clasp
- Fishing Line
Take one side of the clasp, and thread the fishing line through it.
Double back the fishing line, and wrap the line around itself five times.
Thread the tip of the fishing line through the first loop directly above the clasp's hole, and then back through the large loop that was just created.
Pull the line to tighten the knot. If done correctly, the knot will remain intact when the clasp is tugged.
Clip any extra line from the knot for a neat finish.
Give the line to the children, and allow them to fill the entire line with beads or charms before attaching the other end of the clasp.
Once the beading is complete, string the second end of the clasp onto the line, placing it as close as possible to the beads to ensure they remain in place.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 to attach the clasp and complete the necklace.
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