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Tying off by tazor44 3 years ago

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I know there are probably alot of opinions about this but what is the best way to tie off a bracelet to tie it together? Is it each side 2 braid strings, just one, or maybe even a loop? I appreciate anyone who comments. And one more thing. I see in alot of pics with the loop that they did some kind of funk tying with it. It looks like the simple one string friendship racket tying thing but on the loop. I hope you know what I'm talking about. And it can be confusing to understand but does anyone know how to do that well enough to explain it to me?
Thanks!
Tazor44 ;)
RE: Tying off by Foz (moderator) 3 years ago

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I have no idea what you mean by funky tying ;-) but if you could refer to a specific picture of a bracelet we might figure it out! I usually make a loop (or buckle) at the top and then finish off with two braids, because I find it easier to fasten than with just one braid at either end.
RE: Tying off by Sareana 3 years ago

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buckle tutorial -> http://www.friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=523
RE: Tying off by tazor44 3 years ago

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Okay thanks, @ Fonz. I just found a pic http://www.friendship-bracelets.net/gallery.php?id=11906 @sareana I'm thinking that the buckle tutorial is what it is I'll check it out thanks you two!
RE: Tying off by Sareana 3 years ago

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i like using a loop then tying 4 alpha rows, do the bracelet, and i usually finish it off with another 4 alpha rows and two braids. sometimes i make it adjustable by feeding one braid through the loop then use a square knot to bind the both braids together, but I've used the tutorial i posted above a few times also you may like this tutorial ->http://www.friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=756 it shows how i do my loops and the alpha beginning.
RE: Tying off by Sareana 3 years ago

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ahh ok , they used a button for the "end latch" its ment to be pushed through the loop, but the buckel tutorial is similar.
your welcome :)
RE: Tying off by Carrie (moderator) 3 years ago

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I always make braids on each end, but that's mostly because It's easier for me than doing a buckle. I make 1-3 braids, depending on how big the bracelet is. Braids for me have to be between 6-12 strings in each braid, no more, no less.
RE: Tying off by thrower 3 years ago

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That "some kind of funk tying is just alternating one fk one bk ect. Just make one of your strings longer than the rest, make the knots over all other strings. make sure you account for the amount of string vs. hole in loop.
RE: Tying off by iajc20 3 years ago

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You could also attach a clasp to both ends so you don't have all of the extra string hanging off
RE: Tying off by thrower 3 years ago

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Yeah, that works as well. A few days ago a made a bracelet for someone with the aformentioned loop in gold. I found a button, single loop on back. I tied the knot off tight onto the button. Angled it and slipped it right through the thread loop. It locked on great. She wore it for thre or four sraight days with no failure. Probably still wearing it.
The key was the single loop hole button. It hid the knot(s) well.
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