help securing knots on kandi

kittenformula 9/24/2021 08:26 am 125

hello!!! im a baby kandi maker and still learning, i just made my first cuff after trial and error but the ending knot came apart unfortunately, a common problem im having >__<

i tie it as tight as i can when im beading and it seems secure but still somehow comes undone more than half of the time... i tie a tight square knot. on singles ive tried using hot glue to secure the knots but thats messy, the cord packaging recommends clear nail polish which i might try but im also not sure if i just got a bad brand and should spend money on different cord instead (i use go create clear bead n stretch) i feel like it shouldnt come apart this easily!

do you do anything special to secure your knots? do i just have a bad cord brand and youd recommend something else? ty!!

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Sep 24, 2021 8:45 am

@LesbianThespian: it does help, thank you!! tongue

Sep 24, 2021 8:44 am

@Longfurby666: thank you!! i feel like i know what kind of string you mean, i will def look for some soon ^__^

Sep 24, 2021 8:34 am

Bead stretch is not good. for a beginner i'd recomend a cloth string. but if you cant get any string rn I would recommend tieing the string in multuiple square knots that is what I do but overall bead n stretch is just bad. buy generic clear stretchy cord it holds WAY better i think the ceaper plastic just sticks better.

Sep 24, 2021 8:32 am

if u cant use different string, try tying like a balloon knot (idk what its called ) and do a few square knots on top - like a shoelace

Sep 24, 2021 8:31 am

i would not reccomend the bead and stretch string for making kandi, because it slippery and the knots become undone. I suggest using fabric covered elastic, because if you do 2 or3 knots, it wont come undone (unless you snap the string) I suggest using the clear string for big projects like masks and bikinis and ties because it keeps the beads more stable. hope this helped!