When making a beaded braid, we usually start with an unbeaded length of braid. If using a glue-in clasp, this will go into the opening.
But how deep is the clasp opening and how long should I burn or cut the cord end so it fits right into the clasp?
Here’s one easy way to measure:
Insert a toothpick into the clasp opening. Mark the toothpick with a pen at the point where it emerges from the clasp. This is the depth of the clasp.
Use the marked toothpick as a guide against the cord end. I burn my cord just a bit below the marked length. That will make sure the cord end is just shorter than the depth of the clasp and unbeaded braid won’t show.
All done and ready to wear.