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    Question Help with tying a knot in stretch elastic please

    Hello
    I'm not an expert beader and wondered if someone could help me with tying a knot in Transparent Beadalon Elasticity for a bracelet please.
    Any knot I try just pings open due to the stretch in the elastic.
    Heeeelp- how do I make it stay knotted?

    Thank you

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    I found this page with YouTube videos but most bead companies have how to pages https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ty...&client=safari
    Hope the link works

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    I think most people just use a surgeon's knot and add a dot of flexible glue before trying to hide it all inside a bead.

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    superglue immediately springs to mind, but it is a no no for knots, because it makes them stiff and brittle as George has implied.
    It is good for stiffening the ends for threading though.

    For knots you might browse here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&...l_86n6w9gabr_b

    Dennis.

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    We do about three reef knots then neaten that by tying the knot into an overhand.
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    i haven't done these often but when I have ive pulled the knot very tight and then done another knot and it seems to hold

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    Must admit I've never tried to tie knots in it - on the rare occasions I've used stretchy elastic I've used a crimp tube to join the two ends. I also tend to use two separate strands of elastic when possible - I'm never quite prepared to trust just one!


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