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How to Knot Pearls

A Pearl Knotting Tutorial with Tweezers
designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
While it takes some practice to get good at, knotting is a skill that's fairly easy to pick up. Here, we show you how it's done.
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Knotting is traditionally used to protect pearls from rubbing against each other and to keep them from flying everywhere if the strand breaks. It also makes for an interesting design element. Knotting can be done with almost any type of bead in a thread that matches the color of your beads, or a contrasting color.

You will need a stringing material, tweezers, and pearls. We recommend that you start with a practice project that won't cost much if you make a mistake. Learn an easy way to begin and finish your strand with a bead tip by visiting our tutorial about how to use a closed-loop bead tip. You can also learn the traditional way of knotting with a clasp by visiting this tutorial.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 6 (0.70mm) Black
Material Silk Brand Griffin Thickness No. 6 Sold on Cards Place Of Origin Germany More Measurements Length 2 meters
1 $1.69
4 $1.50
Knotting Tweezers
Code TOOL-112
1 $4.49
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl White
Code 5810-WHITE8
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 8mm Hole Size 0.9mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.25
20 $0.21
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