How I Make or Replace a Necklace Cord for a Pounamu Pendant

 

There are many ways to make a neck cord for a pendant whether is be pounamu, jade, bone, metal, plastic, gold, silver etc. This is what I do. This method is strong and durable, and adjustable. I use 1mm waxed polyester braid from Caudwells.co.nz, the brand I use is Zircon.

How to tie a professional adjustable knot for a cord necklace.

This is how I tie all my necklaces for my nz jade, greenstone, pounamu pendants. I use two whippings to tie the adjustable knot the second is the tricky one. It is a good low profile technique for connecting two ends of a necklace with an adjustable knot.

How to tie a professional adjustable knot for a cord necklace.

This is how I tie all my necklaces for my nz jade, greenstone, pounamu pendants. I use two whippings to tie the adjustable knot the second is the tricky one. It is a good low profile technique for connecting two ends of a necklace with an adjustable knot.

How to tie a no hole Maori Hei Toki lashing knot.

This is how I tie the lashing for my pounamu Hei Toki. I like that the lashing is functional and does not rely on a hole to suspend the necklace cord through, this also keep the actual toki intact which I feel adds mana or strength. It can be used for pendants of pounamu, greenstone, jade (which are all the same thing), bone, or other stone.

How to bind a Maori Hei Toki - With a Hole

This is how I tie a binding for toki that have a hole in them.  It creates a tight and flush finish which looks really good.  It is more for decoration than function as the actual neck cord is suspended through the hole and wont come off easily unless broken.

 How to tie a complex tight whipping knot for a greenstone pendant

This is how I do a whipping not when tieing the necklace and other lashings and bindings for my pounamu pendants. I use it mostly to start lashings, and to tie the knot to make the necklace adjustable.

 

How to Tie a Maori Kuru Tear Drop Pendant Lashing Binding

This is how I tie the lashing or binding for my maori pounamu pendants that I carve. The carvings that I use this for are kurur, tear drop, some hei matau or fish hook shapes.