Re: [kumi2] Request for help and recommendation
- Hi Lee,
No, it isn¹t a flat braid, but the thin leather finish could still work.
Someone offlist also suggested that I bead around the end after wrapping it.
Between the two, I think I can work something very nice and uniquely
personalized. Thanks so much for the suggestion!
On 1/31/05 11:59 PM, "Lee S. Billings" <stardreamer@...> politely
> At 21:25 1/31/05, you wrote:Fel
>> >The problem is...I have no idea what to do with the end that has the 16
>> >cords hanging from it. The start end is nice because I started the braid by
>> >tying a bit of cord in the center of a bundle of 8 cords, then held it under
>> >the center hole of the cardboard for my tension. I plan on folding that end
>> >over and stitching it in place either directly to the ring on the purse, or
>> >onto a swivel snap if I can find some decent ones (I haven't so far). I
>> >would prefer to do the other end the same way, but have no idea how to
>> >finish the end.
> Is this a flat braid? If so, a couple of ideas:
> 1) You can get flat-braid end findings from various craft sources, possibly
> even your local crafts store. While these are normally used to attach a
> clasp for a necklace or bracelet, you don't *have* to do that.
> 2) Stitch across the end of the braid several times to secure it, then trim
> the cords off and use Fray-Chek or whipstitch to keep the cut ends from
> fraying or pulling loose. This would look fine if you were just planning to
> sew the end back onto the rest of the braid.
> 3) Create your own flat-end cap from something like thin leather, finish
> the braid as suggested in #2, and then glue or stitch the cap onto it. This
> would give a more finished look, and you could do the same on the other end
> to match.
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