Pearl Knotting Class
September 12, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Those of you who are regulars to this blog, would have figured that I love pearls. I try to use them mixed in with other beads and stones as I think that they are beautiful and add a touch of lustre.
Of course the better the quality, the dearer they are. So pearls should always be knotted to avoid the cliche image of a necklace bursting and pearls cascading across the floor. But to knot pearls is tricky.
The Beaderie runs Pearl Knotting classes which I managed to get to in August (I nearly didn’t make it thanks to the horrors of train travel but I covered that on twitter). For £25, it’s a class well worth doing. You come away with a lovely freshwater pearl necklace, the self-satisfaction of having knotted it yourself and most importantly you will have learnt a new technique.
It is a useful technique that I’ve adapted to use with semi-precious stones as well. Because of the consistency of the knots, I’ve included them as a feature using double strands of coloured thread so that the knots show.
I’m still experimenting with knotting in my design. Do you use knots in your design? Let me know in the comments.