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Waxed cotton cord? - helen-louise
Waxed cotton cord?
Does anyone I know have about 2 metres of 1.5 mm black waxed cotton cord that I could buy or have? Alternatively, if I had to go ahead and buy a 20 metre reel, is there anyone who could make use of the remaining 18 metres?

I have one pendant to string, and I loathe clasps (they are too fiddly for me), so I want to string it the same way my ankh is strung. It's incredibly clever - there are two fixed knots which slide along the waxed cotton to increase or decrease the size of the necklace.

I'm not going to get into jewellery making because time/energy/fingers, so it seems incredibly wasteful to buy a 20 metre reel which will just sit around on a shelf somewhere.

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alexmc From: alexmc Date: 9th March 2014 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
annafdd makes (used to make?) jewellery and might have some...
From: judiff Date: 11th March 2014 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
the Brighton bead shop sells cords by the metre so we'll go and see if they have the right size/colour and we can like post it to you if they do
baratron From: baratron Date: 11th March 2014 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
The one in Kingston only does 1.0 mm or less. Apparently you need very big beads (I almost typed "beards"!) to go on 1.5 mm cord, which is why they don't have it. Lots of places have leather cord of that width, but boo to leather.

Don't worry about going to the bead shop, you have enough to be dealing with at the moment. (Unless you happen to need to go there anyway?) I found some online in 5 metre lengths, which will provide some extra in case I mess the knots up without being ridiculously too much.
meirion From: meirion Date: 15th March 2014 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
I'd get a 20m reel if I were you because it might wear out quite quickly (a year or so, if my two bracelets done by the same system are anything to go by). But I'll probably be going for stretchy elasticated because it makes them easier to remove at airline or Eurostar security (yes, this has happened).
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