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Old 05-11-2017, 01:50 AM   #1
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Default knotting or crimp tubes on 1.5mm clear stretchy cord end

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I'm trying to figure out how to tie up the end of 1.5mm clear stretchy cord. I tried knotting, but it looked ugly and seemed to loosen up easily afterward.

If I use crimp tube, what size would work with 1.5mm clear stretchy cord (like 4mm crimp tube)? And then also what size of crimp cover.
Would the the metal crimp tube cut into the clear cord in time and weaken/break it since the stretchy cord material isn't metal?

Or, make a knot and put a crimp cover over the knot. Would that keep the knot tight over time?


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Old 05-18-2017, 06:20 AM   #2
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I would use a crimp tube. You want to use the smallest that will fit. I think that 4mm would be about right. Make sure you thread each end of elastic through opposite ends of the crimp. I sometimes use two crimps just to make sure. I don't use crimp covers but tuck the crimps in between the beads.
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Thx I just got some 4mm crimp tubes. They're harder to find.

I'd need to use crimp cover so it won't scratch the skin. I wonder if 7mm crimp cover would work ok or a smaller crimp cover would still be fine, or I need larger crimp cover.

It's 2x1.5mm clear stretch cords, so the inner hole of the crimp cover would need to be 3mm size I think?
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