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« on: July 01, 2006 01:46:57 PM »

I tried to do a search, maybe i was looking for the wrong thing. So i love using stretch magic and similar stretchy string to make bracelets, but i have this fear that they will just untie one day... so i was wondering if anyone knew of some special way to tie them off or just how to finish them off... right now all i do is double knot them as tightly as possible.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2006 05:08:52 PM »

You can knot them, then place a small dot of superglue on the knot to keep it in place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2006 03:03:26 PM »

Make a square knot, or two!  I second the Superglue.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 04:14:25 PM »

Tie a surgeon's knot, pull tightly, do not use nail polish or superglue.  it will make the stretch magic brittle and it will break.  if you must use glue (which you shouldn't have to if you tie the surgeon's knot correctly) use hypo-cement.

here's a surgeon's knot:

http://www.fishingcairns.com.au/page6-1.html

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 09:23:59 AM »

I also knot and finish with super glue.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006 10:51:28 PM »

I knot and finish with the hypo-cement... so far nothing has broken...
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2006 05:49:15 AM »

i just touch the knot with a lighter.  you have to be quite careful, but it bonds the string to itself.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006 09:11:52 AM »

I use the surgeons knot with some glue but I will also string a crimp bead on before I tie it and crimp over the knot. This usually ensures that the knot will not  come undone.
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