Knotting between beads not only gives artisans an attractive design element but also prevents damage due to friction between delicate beads especially if they are pearls.
Knotted necklaces also have an additional advantage - if the string breaks, you don't lose the beads everywhere.
The following are the three best video tutorials which shows you how to knot using different tools.
1. The first is quite easy using long tweezers. This video is by Sarah from Jewelrysupply.com. For a website tutorial, check out Tammy Powley's Bead Knotting tutorial which uses a long pin.
2. Now some of you may not own a pair of tweezers like the first instructor but you must own round nose pliers! So this video tutorial is definitely up your street!Kate Drew Wilkinson makes it look so easy. Her video also shows how she finished the ends using bead tips. The nylon cord ends are fused with a lighter flame.
3. For a truly professional finish, nothing beats the tri-cord knotter gadget. This excellent video from RioGrande shows you not only how to use the gadget but also how to finish the ends off beautifully. There is no need to fuse the nylon with the flame in their method.
For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips
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