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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How to Thread 4 Strands of Cord Through One Bead

Some projects require 4 strands of cord to pass through the hole in a bead. Here is a hopefully helpful hint on how to do this.

This can be a little tricky as the hole is sometimes a tight fit. The first 2 cords are usually easy. On the 3rd and 4th cords through, it is helpful if you lay the cord parallel into the previously threaded cords. Then by slowly pulling on the cords already through the bead, pull the active cord through with them. Use your thumbnail to guide the tip of the cord into the hole of the bead. Resist the urge to push it through, as this usually results in fraying and bunching. If this happens, just snip the end, repaint with finger nail polish and after it dries, try again.

If you find better ways of doing things, please be sure to post comments or contact me. I hope to make this an informative site in addition to showcasing my work...

Note: This corrects the typographical error in "Waves Bracelet Pattern". Sorry.

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