This is an easy way to secure beads on a cord. A stop bead is added to a cord after all the other project beads have been strung. To make a stop bead pass the cord through a bead. Slide the bead down the cord to about six in. (15 cm) from the end. Pass the thread through the bead again, in the same direction as the first time. To make it easier to thread the cord through the bead on the second pass pull the cord over your finger with the bead on top of your finger. This will make the bead hole easy to access and more visible.
Note: The stop bead needs to be a shiny bead so that it will slide easily on the cord. When using micro cord use an 11º bead and use an 8º bead for Tex 135 or Tex 210 (bead cord).