Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
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$35
Duration: 3 hours
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PEARL KNOTTING
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 Fee

Location:
Be Dazzled Beads
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204

Provided in class:
U-pin or T-pin
Padded work surface
Chain nose pliers
Awl
Tweezers
G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Cutters
Scissors
Ruler
Necklace Sizing Cone



Description:

Students will learn an easy-to-do, non-traditional method to make and finish off a knotted pearl necklace using silk cord.  This non-traditional method does not require the use of tools.   Topics covered: pros and cons of traditional vs. nontraditional pearl knotting techniques; how to buy and care for pearls; pearl knotting techniques; how to finish off a pearl knotted necklace using french wire bullion and using bead tips; how to make a continuous pearl knotted necklace (thus, without a clasp); how to add cord to your piece, so that you can make a longer necklace.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:
This is a beginning, introductory class.

GOAL:
To teach how to hand-knot between beads using an anyone-can-do-it method which does not require the use of special tools.

PROJECTS/TASKS:

Make a 16 1/2 - 18" pearl knotted necklace 

SKILLS LEARNED:
1.  Learn to knot pearls using silk cord
2.  Learn to attach a pearl clasp
3.  Discuss adding gemstones, silver, crystals, or other accent beads to pearls
4.  Learn how to finish off a pearl necklace
5.  Learn when it is appropriate to knot a piece

 

SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Can be purchased prior to start of class, or bring your own. Cost apprx $20.

1 strand 8mm Swarovski glass pearls
1 card, Griffin Silk Beading Cord, Size #5 in matching or coordinating color
2 twisted wire needles, size FINE
Pearl clasp

Optional Supplies:
Student may want to purchase French Wire Bullion (Medium Size), clam shell bead tips

 

PEARL KNOTTING
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 Fee

Location:
Be Dazzled Beads
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204

Provided in class:
U-pin or T-pin
Padded work surface
Chain nose pliers
Awl
Tweezers
G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Cutters
Scissors
Ruler
Necklace Sizing Cone