My hobby with decorative and useful knot work.
Merry Christmas to all - Bill
Merry Christmas in return. What an uplifting story about your father. You must be very proud. He seems like a great man. Thank you for being a continuous inspiration for everyone who follows your blog. Happy New Year!PS- Where did you find the Tibetan Shield pendants?
@Christian, I found the small cross shield pendants on ebay. :)
Wow, those beads truly are exquisite! What diameter cord did you use for them? Do you have any hard core in them, or is it just cord?
@Troberg, I used 2mm blue cord, and 1.4mm for the others. There is no core under the beads, as they were tied around a mandrel and given a brushed on coat of super glue, inside and out, and let dry before use. ;)
AWESOME work Stormdrane! As allways. Your work it's allways OUTSTANDING. Reagardless if it's small or large. :-) Merry Christmas to all, and peace for all humanity.Peace,Manny. ;-)
Stormy What would you call each of the turk's heads in the picture? Also, I couldn't find any old posts on how you work the slack out or tuck in the ends; could you point me to them, if available?Really enjoy your blog and thank you for your help,Jason
@Jason, I used Gaucho knots for the blue and red knot beads, and three pass Gaucho knots for the other two.Working the slack out of the knots is the time consuming part and necessary to keep them neat. You can watch my two bight knot video to see a little of tightening and working slack out of a Turk's head knot.Finishing will depend on the knot, but for the beads, I just trim the starting end where it enters the knot and run the working end under the knot and out the other side where it's trimmed and tucked to finish. With the knot beads, I will either melt them on the inside to finish or brush on a coat of super glue
You and your father are doing great work. Have a joyous and safe New Year!
And thanks to you, for showing us what is possible and motivating all of us to shoot for better knots!
Beautiful work, as always.I'm just curious what you did on the ends of the lanyards (the parts that are cut off from the picture)?--Kelly
@Kelly, I tied the end strands of the wrist lanyards with various two-strand type lanyard knots: Matthew Walker knot, extended Matthew Walker knot, double wall knot, knife lanyard knot, and snake knot. ;)
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