Knotted Pearl Necklace

by Lindsey
(New York)

Lindsey's 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.

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May 28, 2010
hand knotting silk
by: Theressa

I make jewellery- using this method, and design necklaces similar to the necklace in the picture. I use silk, and hand knot, using freshwater pearls, gemstones and crystals.
There is a variety of colours of silk- but there is also a tool which is not expensive to make the knots and hold the tension correct. (holding the pearl even on the silk)

It's a really stunning way to wear pearls.
Well done with the must have taken you a while but the results look brilliant!

Jun 09, 2008
Enjoyed your story
by: Kari

Hi Lindsey,

I enjoyed reading your knotting experience. I think your instructions using a tweezers will help others. Your necklace looks lovely. Now you can make some more too.

Please contact me with your address so I can send you a free strand of pearls to practice making some more necklaces.

Thanks for sharing!

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