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PURCHASE THESE RELATED KITS AND INSTRUCTIONS: (Kits contain more supplies than required for class)
Pearl Knotting using 8mm Round Pearls
Pearl Knotting using 10mm Round Pearls
Learn Pearl Knotting through our Video Tutorial Online (Handout included)
BS0003: PEARL KNOTTING
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space)
Additional supplies required (see below), OR, can purchase kit
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.
ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS
(All students are required to begin our curriculum with this ORIENTATION CLASS. The Orientation Class is offered once a month.)
To teach how to hand-knot between beads using an anyone-can-do-it method which does not require the use of special tools.
Make a 16 1/2 - 18" pearl knotted necklace
1. Learn to knot pearls using silk cord
2. Learn to attach a pearl clasp
3. Discuss adding gemstones, silver, crystals, or other accent beads to pearls
4. Learn how to finish off a pearl necklace
5. Learn when it is appropriate to knot a piece
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
Student may want to purchase French Wire Bullion (Medium Size), clam shell bead tips
NOTE: A kit is available for purchase; the kit includes more materials than are required for this class.
Provided in class:
U-pin or T-pin
Padded work surface
Chain nose pliers
G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Necklace Sizing Cone
This class is typically offered 2-3 times each year.
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