Friday, March 31, 2017

How to Finish Cord and Leather Handmade Jewelry With Cord Closures Tutorial

Cord closures are used to attach cording to clasps and other components.  You can use it to group together multiple strands of cord, round leather cord or flat cord, like that in the tutorial.  They are very simple to use.

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial


Here is a picture of a small cord closure I got from Michael's.  It is really small and can hold 1 piece of cord.  They make bigger ones, if you need to fit multiple or bigger strands.

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial

The cord fits between the 2 wings of metal, like so..

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial

Use pliers to close down one wing and then the other.

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial


how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial

Once both side are down, I like to clamp them one last time, to make them smooth.

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial

And you are done! Now, you can add a jump ring to your cord ending.

how to finish cord and leather handmade jewelry tutorial


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