Knotted Pearl Necklace
Lindsey's Knotted Pearl Necklace
My grandmother gave me a pearl necklace a few years ago, and i absolutely fell in loooove with it. It was gorgeous and I could wear it with anything. Unfortunately a few weeks ago the thread snapped and I brought it to a jeweler to see how much it would cost to get it fixed. There, it would have cost almost as much to just buy a new necklace, so I brought it home with me. After several failed attempts, i finally found a method of re-stringing that worked really well for me. I started by attaching the first half of the clasp, then tying a knot and adding a pearl. To tie the knot on the other side of the pearl, I made the 'knot loop' without pulling it tight right away. I used my eyebrow tweezers to gently grab the thread near the pearl, making sure I had put it through the 'knot loop' first. This made it so that the knot was tight to the bead every time. I used a ruler to measure the space between the beads, and kept going. When I was finished, I put a dot of super glue on the knots tying the clasp just to secure them in place. The tweezer method took the longest, but I found it to be the easiest and most accurate method. I am so happy with the results, and so happy to know that even if it breaks again, I can just restring it anytime.