Thursday, March 22, 2007


Do you know what this is? It is called a LUCET and it has been used since the 15th century to make cord. Cord for lacing, cord for tying, cord. This is an ancient craft used by the Vikings, used through Renaissance Europe and brought to America from Europe in the 17th Century.

This little tool will take single or multi-ply thread or string and make it into a strong cord. With just a twist and a loop that cord grows to useable lengths.

Now you may say, "I don't like history." and then ask, "Who cares about this?" Well, this little tool from history can be used today to create unique and different jewelry - such as bracelets and earrings. It can be used to create laces for shoes, sneakers, or whatever. AND the more decorative thread or string that you start with the fancier cord you are going to make.

I hand-make these lucets from American hardwoods in my workshop. I cut, shape, carve, and finish them - all based on a historically accurate design. We include an illustrated instruction booklet with every purchase that will not only teach you have to use it, but also will tell you what you can make with it.

This is a craft that anyone can learn from children to adults. It is easy to do, works quickly, and is a lot of fun. The resulting cord's uses are only limited by your imagination. To make the cord you can use embroidery floss, crochet cotton, perle cotton, thread, string, or any thin decorative cord - all of which is easy to find locally.

For the first time I am offering one of my LUCETS at my Etsy shop. Please take a look at the shop and you will see close up views of the lucet and the cord that it makes. The lucet offered is made of American Maple and finished to a hand-rubbed oil luster. You will love this for yourself or a creative friend. We offer FREE SHIPPING in the United States and low international shipping rates.

Is the lucet gone from my Etsy site? If it has sold just convo me at Etsy and I will make one just for you!

Learn a new "old" craft!

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