DIY: Using Cord Ends ~


Cord ends are versatile, fabulous components! Use them to finish seed bead and kumihimo projects, multi-strand designs, viking knit, and wide varieties of cords and other stringing materials. Several years ago we launched custom manufactured cord ends in lathe turned brass. We worked with a company that used certified lead free brass that was then plated in our TierraCast finishes.

We are now very pleased and excited to offer a selection of cast pewter cord ends in a variety of styles and sizes made right here in our shop. The beauty of this is that we are now able to produce them with attention to detail and design motifs that we hope you love!

Cord ends with loops are perfect for gluing in materials, while cord ends with a hole in them are intended for wire-wrapped finishes. Either style is also great for making ever-popular tassels! The 2mm Palace, Temple and original Pagoda cord ends can be crimped with chain nose pliers or large crimping pliers as an alternative to adhesive.

Palace Cord Endsin 2mm, 6mm and 8mm sizes:

Temple Cord Endsin 2mm and 6mm sizes:

Rope Cord Ends - in 5mm and 8mm:

To see our original brass cord ends click here, and watch the video below for great cord end tips and techniques about materials, adhesives, and wire-wrapping!

To see all of the Cord Ends demonstrated in this video select Cord Ends in the Browse drop-down menu.


PROJECTS

Check out the projects below for a variety of ways to use these versatile findings!

Braids & Stone Necklace

Sweet & Simple Bracelet Stack

Mala Inspired Tassel Bracelet

Carnivale Earrings

Babbling Brook Bracelet

Tila Mosaic Earrings

Oh Christmas Tree Bangle Bracelet

Naughty or Nice Bracelet