Our NAHS (National Art Honors Society) chapter at school is doing a bunch of fundraising things soon (we want to visit New York City
), and some of our items will be simple bracelets. I figure elastic is cheaper than cord and clasps and easier for beginners so I plan to go buy a bunch of .5mm clear elastic and silver tone bracelet memory wire. Many of the beads I'm donating (I don't know what else other people are donating) have fairly small holes and I donated a ton of seed beads, which I don't think will work well for elastic so I'm getting memory wire.
Before I end up babbling for a few more paragraphs, what is the best knot to finish elastic with? I don't want to get into crimp beads or glue or anything, just knots. I dont know what the knot I would use is called, but its like takes both ends at once to tie a single knot and then I tie the tails together with an overhand if that makes any sense.
And what is the best way to finish memory wire without end caps and glue? Like just looping the ends, what's the best technique. I always manage to make my loops lopsided and the end kind of scratched, which would be bad. I'm only going to be able to supply needlenose pliers, so I can't do anything with roundnose or whatever.
Thanks so much for any tips!