Sometimes a beaded design needs a heavier cord. Hemp, leather, suede, rubber tubing and jewelry cable are a few fashionable options. Use them with cord ends and clasps to give your piece a professional looking finish.
Use a spring cord end with round cord like leather or hemp. Choose the size that fits the cord you're using. Place the spring onto the end of the cord, and then use pliers to flatten the first one or two rings. Work your way around the ring to preserve the round shape. Pull the cord gently to make sure that the cord end is secure.
Use a c-crimp cord end with suede cord. Place the end of the suede cord inside the c-crimp, and then use chain nose pliers to carefully close the c-crimp. Some c-crimps come with extension chains that add extra length to your design.
Fold-over cord ends can be used on the ends of suede cord, but they're also great for attaching different kinds of cord together. Place the strands inside the cord end, and then use chain nose pliers to press the sides in.
Use tube cord ends with leather, rubber tubing and other round cords like jewelry cable. Place epoxy or Bead Fix glue onto the end of the strand, and then glue it inside the cord end.