What to Do

The key to this illustration is to convincingly tie a knot which "dissolves" when the ends are pulled.

Illustrated instructions for tyeing the Pocket Gospel Illustration knot

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Presentation Tips

Preset the cross where it will be easy to get – in an otherwise empty pocket; or if wearing a shirt with a pocket, hook the chain over an ink pen with the cross hanging out of sight inside the pocket, for example.

After putting the chain on the cord, it helps to get it over the nearest bead and onto the knot if you grasp the cross and "drape" the chain over the bead and onto the knot.