Knot Covered Component

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    Lark's Head Knot Covered Component

    Larks head knot ring tutorial
    Tutorial to make a lark's head covered component. Lisa Yang

     Lark's head knots are one of several types of knots used in beadwork. They are useful to add new thread or attach a pendant component to a necklace or cord. What you may knot be aware of, is that you can tie a decorative row of lark's head knots in order to cover a cord or component such as this metal ring. 

    Many people are familiar with making a single lark's head knot. This tutorial will show you how to make additional lark's head knots to cover a component such as the metal ring in...MORE the picture or another cord - such as the loop for a bracelet or necklace closure.

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    Start the Lark's Head Knot

    Larks head knot ring tutorial
    Start with a regular lark's head knot in the middle of the cord. Lisa Yang

     You can make this with almost any type of jewelry making cord. I am using hemp cord and a metal ring that is about 1.5 inches in diameter. To make a similar covered ring, start with about 3 feet of cord.

    Tie a lark's head knot by folding the cord in half, placing the loop against the ring and putting the cord ends through the loop.

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    Start a Second Lark's Head Knot

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    Bring the cord over the front and through the ring. Lisa Yang

     To start the second lark's head knot, take one side of the cord and put it over the front of the ring. You need to do this somewhat loosely because you are going to be pulling the cord through the ring and through the loop between the cord and the ring.

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    Pull the Thread Through the Loop

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    Tighten the first half of the knot by pulling up on the cord end. Lisa Yang

    While holding the cord in place, pull the end of the cord through the ring and then up through the loop formed with the cord. This will form the first half of the lark's head knot. 

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    Tighten the Lark's Head Knot

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    The first half stitch is complete. Lisa Yang

     Tighten the first half of the knot by pulling the thread firmly. Slide the knot next to the first lark's head knot you made.

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    Start the Second Half of the Lark's Head Knot

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    Bring the cord over the back of the ring and make a loop. Lisa Yang

     To start the second half of the lark's head knot, you will go in the opposite direction. This time you will bring the cord over the back of the ring. Hold it so it forms a loose loop that is large enough for you to pull the cord end through.

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    Complete the Second Half of the Knot

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    Complete the lark's head knot by bringing the cord through the ring and loop. Lisa Yang

     Complete the second half of the lark's head knot by pulling the cord through the ring and then up through the loop you just made. 

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    Complete the Lark's Head Knot

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    The front side of the lark's head knot covered ring. Lisa Yang

     Complete the lark's head knot by pulling the thread tight and pushing the knot close to the others on the ring. You will now have two lark's head knots side by side. 

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    Continue Adding Lark's Head Knots

    Larks head knot ring tutorial
    The back side of the ring. Lisa Yang

     Continue adding lark's head knots in the same way until you have made them half way around the ring. Make sure you bring the cord over the ring for the first half of the knot and behind the ring for the second half of the knot. You will notice that the knots will not be even (they will twist) if you accidentally go the wrong way.

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    Finish By Knotting the Ends

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    You can use lark's head knots to cover a ring or other cords for a decorative effect. Lisa Yang

     Knot the other half of the ring until it is fully covered. When the two ends of the cord meet on the other side, tie off the threads with a square knot. Trim the cords close to the knot and add a drop of glue if desired. This can also be done by adding beads before making each half of the lark's head knot.