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Easy Way to Make a Knotted Pearl Necklace without Tools


I've covered pearl knotting over the years (see links below).  Some of the tutorials use tools. Others were demos and pro tips which use the overhand knotting of pre-strung pearls.  But I recently came across an excellent tutorial from Bead Spider UK which is easy for the non -professional pearl knotters like you and me!

The pearls are pre-strung but the method is slower than the overhand knotting method. However, the knots can be precisely placed without difficulty.  The use of a double strand of thread makes for a more durable necklace.



The instructor uses French wire and shows how she can neatly position it on the clasp ends. French wire can easily be distorted so you do have to be careful when handling it. I prefer to use wire and thread protectors or wire guardians. (See this past post for how they are used)

I do indeed have some inherited strands of pearls to restring and I think I will use this method.



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3 comments:

  1. Well this makes it look quite easy doesn't it!

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  2. What a neat way to knot pearls. I have a bunch of semiprecious beads that I have been wanting to make into bracelets and have been researching their metaphysical properties. I've used elastic and leather to wrap them and just strung them. None of those really appealed enough to me to use them a lot. This method though appeals to my sense of esthetics and perhaps lend itself to adding metal odd shaped beads. And before you say challenge me to try it out, I will and will let you know how it works, but it will be a while until I get some other of current projects done. (That's a joke - I can never resist trying something new while I'm in the middle of other projects.) By the way, I think her son is now doing live tutorials which are always fun to watch and learn.

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  3. I have tried and failed silk thread knotting of pearls a few times. But I'll give it a go again.

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