It turns out that Soft Flex beading wire isn't just for stringing. OK, I kind of knew that, but I don't play around with it a lot and don't always pay attention to its alternate uses.
But Sara Oehler, who contributes to the SoftFlexGirl blog, had a post recently that looked kind of fun so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Go HERE to see her entire blog.
This is a basic square knot bracelet, using Soft Flex instead of another type of knotting cord. Here's her photo of the project set up with a macrame board.
Since I like to leap right into things without waiting for the details, I failed to notice that she used .014 diameter beading wire. Apparently 6 strands of .014 wire will fit through a 2x2 crimp. Who knew?
I happened to use .019 diameter wire, because that's what I have in fun colors. I assure you, 6 strands of .019 wire do not fit through a 2x2 crimp! However, 4 strands of .019 wire will fit through a large basemetal crimp bead, and that's how I attached the first part of the clasp. (Instead of cutting two pieces of wire for the knotting cords, I kept it one long piece. That avoids having 3 individual wires that all need to go back through the crimp bead.)
Then it's just your basic square knots -- finish a square knot, push the next bead up, do another square knot, until you have the length you want. (Go to my Free Tips & How Tos page if you need a refresher on making square knots.)