Pearl Knotting

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PEARL KNOTTINGInstructor: Warren Feld$35.00 FeeLocation:Be Dazzled Beads718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123Nashville, TN 37204Provided in class:U-pin or T-pinPadded work surfaceChain nose pliersAwlTweezersG-S Hypo Fabric CementCuttersScissorsRulerNecklace 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 cord2.  Learn to attach a pearl clasp3.  Discuss adding gemstones, silver, crystals, or other accent beads to pearls4.  Learn how to finish off a pearl necklace5.  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 pearls1 card, Griffin Silk Beading Cord, Size #5 in matching or coordinating color2 twisted wire needles, size FINEPearl claspOptional Supplies:Student may want to purchase French Wire Bullion (Medium Size), clam shell bead tips 

What’s included

What’s not included

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