Learn how to make your own 2-ply, 3-ply, and 4-ply twisted cord, plus get inspired by the 3 DIY projects included with step by step instructions. The manuals include cord making terms, a comparison of available cord making tools, how to make your own set of tools, tips for cord making, measurements, colors, plus a table with cord diameters made with C-Lon Bead Cord. That's my standard for making cords. The full manual is 34 page long and has 67 photos, tables and charts. Three DIY projects are included with step by step instructions:
Project 1 - Adjustable Bracelets and Necklace Cords
Project 2 - Necklace Cords with Clasps
Project 3 - Single and Double Cable Bracelets
The Cord Making Tool Set includes: 1 drill attachement with a hook, 1 wood bar with a hook plus a 2 inch C-clamp, 1 wood bar with 4 hooks, 2 mini-bungie cords, 4 regular and 4 jumbo paperclips, and access to the PDF instructions. The PDF Manual available by itself HERE includes instructions on how to make your own tool set.
For Project 1, you will need C-Lon Bead Cord in 1 or more colors), a reversible cordless drill, scissors, heavy duty shears or micro-tip snips, and Poly Zap Super Glue.
For Project 2, add to above list, 2 mini-clamps, sterling silver clasps such as the FSS-2mm, FSS-3mm and FSS-4mm available HERE. Zap Gel is an optional adhesive for this project.
For Project 3, add to Project 1 list, Fray Block, Isopropyl Alcohol, Devcon 5-Minutes Epoxy, 5mm Dot Clasps and Sliders, Crystal End Clasps, and 2-3 mini-clamps or more depending on how many clasp you want to glue in at once. An awl, T-pins, and pliers are also good tools to have on hand.
The cord making instructions just got a total makeover as of April 2018 with 3 projects, plus new techniques. Enjoy!
Cord Making Tool Set, PDF Instructions & DIY Projects
1 drill attachment with a hook
1 wood bar with a hook
1 2 inch C-clamp
1 wood bar with 4 hooks
2 mini-bungie cords
4 regular + 4 jumbo paperclips
Plus access to the PDF Manual,
2, 3 & 4-Ply Cord Making, Project 1 - Adjustable Bracelet and Necklaces Cords, Project 2 - Necklace Cords with Clasps, and Project 3 - Single and Double Cable Bracelets.
$25.00 each #TO-CRD
Mini-Clamps - For Project 2 & 3
Great to hold anything and everything. My studio cannot operate without these. Needed for Project 2 & 3.
Poly Zap Super Glue - Needed for all Nylon Cord Projects
Great for nylon cords, and nylon cord to small diameter clasps. Designed for specialty plastics. Dries quickly as most super glues. Check this link for Super Glue Removal Instructions
Always wipe the top of the bottle before replacing the cap, store it upright, and pierce the top with a thin needle if the flow is restricted. This product has a limited shelf life of about a year. Keep it upright in the fridge to extend its shelf life.
$8.75 each#ADH-PZ 1/2 oz./14.2 g.)
Devcon 5-Minute Epoxy - For Project 3
Perfect for Metal to Fiber -A good clear epoxy. Comes in two tubes. Even amounts needs to be mixed. Sets in 5 minutes, can be handled in 15 minutes. Full bond within 1 hour. Cures overnight.
1500 psi strength. Dries transparent.
$5.95 each#ADH-EP 1 oz. (28.4 g).Made in the U.S.A.
Fray Block - For Project 3
Perfect for stabilizing, sizing and stiffening handmade cords -
This liquid plastic prevents fraying and is also excellent for securing the ends of threads. Designed to dry clear to avoid discoloration, it also dries quickly and leaves fabric soft and flexible. Machine-washable or dry-able. Comes with an ultra-fine nozzle-tip which allows for precise application and helps get to hard-to-reach areas.
$4.95 each#ADH-BKL 1.5 oz./44 ml.Made in the U.S.A.
Cord Making Manual + DIY Projects - PDF Access
$10.00 each #PDF-CRD
Access the PDF document 34 page long with over 67 pictures, tables and charts. This will take you directly to a Paypal checkout payable with any major credit or debit card. Once your payment is complete you will be redirected to a web page with the link to the PDFs and the password. Save the password, download the PDFs or bookmark them for future viewing.
Please Note: These instructions are copyrighted and are for personal use only. If you would like to use these instructions to teach, either buy a set of instructions per student or a kit for each student. Do not duplicate this document either in print or in an electronic manner. When purchasing this PDF, it is assumed that you agree with the terms of the copyright of this document. As to earrings, make as many as you wish, but if you use the designs in the PDF as is, without any changes, assign the design credit to Marion Jewels in Fiber.
Copyrights -These instructions are copyrighted. Do not duplicate the instructions either in print or in an electronic manner. These instructions are for personal use only. If you would like to use these instructions to teach, buy PDFs or kits for your students. When purchasing the kit or PDF listed above, it is assumed that you agree with the copyright terms of this document included in the kit. As to making bracelets or necklaces, make as many as you wish, but if you use the designs in the PDF as is without any changes, Marion Jewels in Fiber would appreciate design credit. Thanks for understanding!
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