The Mall Doesn't Help!
by Connie Kuhn
Connie in Pearls
My sister, Barbara, our adult daughters, Jennifer and Rebecca, and I were visiting one of our local Malls in Louisville, KY several years ago. Barbara is from Maryland and is used to fancy shopping but she'd never seen a kiosk selling pearls and a woman knotting them right before her eyes. This woman whose name was also Connie whipped those pearls around and knotted them so that it looked super easy. Her fingers flew! It seemed a bit like tatting which we both can do. Watching her closely and making friends with Connie we probably over stayed our welcome. But we wanted to be sure we understood the process well enough to do it on our own.
Later that night we tried Connie's pearl knotting technique and couldn't do it. We were not even close! That's one of the reasons I found Kari and her site on the Internet. Looking up knotting techniques I discovered several none of which looked like what we saw at the Mall and all of which needed a lot of practice! But I did better than that. I met Kari and found her wonderful pearls. Much less expensive than the Mall ones. I'd still like to do that Mall technique some day.