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One question my customers ask me...and I often ask myself, is how much extra cord do I need for a bracelet or necklace that will have lots of knots incorporated into the design? Nothing is worse than coming up short on your cord when you are almost finished with a piece.
I have put together this guide that will help you caluclate the amount of cord you will need for a bracelet or necklace with knots.
Knots, surprisingly take up quite a bit of cord!
Cord thickness=.5mm...add an extra 1/2 inch per knot
Cord thickness=1mm...add an extra 1/2 inch per knot
Cord thickness=1.5mm...add an extra 3/4 inch per knot
Cord thickness=2mm...add an extra 3/4 inch per knot
For example, if I were to make a 6.5", 5 strand bracelet, with 8 knot per strand using 1.5 mm cord I would need the following:
5 X 8 = 40knots @ 3/4 "each ='s 30 inches
bracelet without knots 6.5 X 5 = 32.5 plus 6 inches, always add a few extra inches
38.5 + 30 (plus 10 extra inches for insurance)= 78.5 inches for a 6.5 inch bracelet.