How to Use Round Cord Ends

Cord ends are ideal for finishing off a cord bracelet or necklace. They have a handy loop which you can connect a clasp or chain to and they are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Larger cord ends or barrel ends are often used for Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique which results in a thicker cord when finished. But they can also be used for multi-strand jewelry projects too.

It’s very easy to use round cord ends for your jewelry making project. All you need is a little glue! We’d recommend using a special jewelry glue, such as E6000, which will hold very well.

Take a look at the following steps which demonstrate how round cord ends can be used with multiple strands of cord.

Step 1

The first thing to check is that your cord will fit snugly into the cord end. You may need a smaller or larger size depending on the project you’re making.

When you’re sure you have the right size cord end, squeeze a little glue onto a piece of card. Gather your cord ends together and ensure they’re all the same length. Trim off any excess if need be with scissors. Then, twist the strands around and dab them into the glue.

Step 2

Simply place the cord end over your cord and twist into place. Hold it there for several seconds and leave to dry for around 15 minutes before attempting to attach a clasp or chain to the loop.

Here’s another example below of a different type of cord being used with the same cord end finding.

Don’t forget to take a look around our Beading Basics section for more tutorials like this! You may also be interested to see our range of cord end findings here.

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