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How to Shorten a Necklace Cord for Chewable Jewelry

How to Shorten a Necklace Cord for Chewable Jewelry

Hi I’m Cynthia Kim of Stimtastic and I’m going to show you a few ways that
you can shorten the cords on our chewable jewelry if you’d like them shorter. Basically they all
come with a rather long cord and if this is too long for you, there are a few ways that you can shorten it. The first thing you do is simply snip
off the clasp then what you would be left with is a necklace that just has two ends like this. And then you could shorten it as much or as little as you like. Just simply tie a knot in it, like that. If you’d like to continue to use the
clasp and you’d just like to shorten the necklace, you can push these through. See there’s a knot. And you could snip off below the knot as much as you like, re-tie the knot and pull it back into the clasp on each end. Then just use the clasp as it is, but you would have a shorter necklace. The third option is going to be you can make what’s called a surfer’s
choker. What you’ll end up with is a sliding necklace that has no knot or no clasp
in the back. So if you’re very sensitive to having
something on the back of your neck, even if it’s something as simple as just
a regular knot, this is a really good option for you because it creates a nice smooth
balanced line across the back of your neck. I’ll show you have a tie that. The first
thing you need to do is to snip off the ends so that you can take the clasp off. Set that aside because you’re not going to use that. What you will do is you will just tie this end to here and this end to here. Then you’re gonna take one side, bring it around like this and tie it in a knot. You might have to experiment with it because there’s one way that fabric will go happily and there’s
one way that when you try to pull it it’s going to stick out and look awkward. So you want it to lay down nice like this so that it’s all going in the same direction. Okay so that’s one side. You’re gonna do the same thing on the other side. So you’re gonna loop it over like this and then bring it around and pull it through. And tie it in a knot. So you have two knots and your ends are sticking out that way and in the back you have a double cord. So then you have no clasp or anything
on the back of your neck. You just have these nice two smooth pieces of cord. Then your knots are down here.
And then you’re going to snip off the ends. Don’t snip them too short because they’ll pop out. Leave yourself a little bit of extra there on each side. What you have here are knots that will slide up to allow you to put the necklace on. So you see this makes it quite large. Then once you put it over your head, you can shorten it
by pulling it down It’s easy to get on and off and you can shorten it or make it as long as you like once you put it on. huh

4 thoughts on “How to Shorten a Necklace Cord for Chewable Jewelry”

  1. Excellent ! I also like my necklace different lengths sometimes, so i pull one side of the cord through the clasp and just clasp it over the cord. Love stimtastic, recommending it to all of my stimming friends !

  2. Thank you so much for this! My group home staff just ordered me a No Gloom Shroom necklace for my biting problem and were concerned of it being too long. Now I know what to do to make it shorter so I won't lose it! Thank you!

  3. Possibly silly, is there any reason not to use commercially avaiable silicone cords? I feel like that might be more comfortable over all but if it'd be incompatible with a silicone product I can probably find something else.

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