Pearl Knotting



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Pearl KnottingMaterials

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Step 1
Make a simple knot at the end of your silk (opposite the needle).
Step 2
Slide a clamshell bead tip onto the silk. The knot should fit inside the clamshell bead tip.
Step 3
Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut off the end of the silk.
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Step 4
Add a small drop of Hypo Tube Cement glue to the knot.
Step 5
Using your chain nose pliers, gently close the clamshell bead tip over the knot.
Step 6
Using the attached needle, string a bead on the silk.
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Step 7
Make a loose simple knot.
Step 8
Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk directly next to the bead.
Step 9
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers.
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Step 10
Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead to tighten the knot.
Step 11
Slide another bead onto the silk.
Step 12
Repeat Steps 7-11 until desired length.
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Step 13
Once you have knotted your piece to the desired length, slide another clamshell bead tip onto your silk. This should be facing in the opposite direction of the first one.
Step 14
Using your tweezers, make a knot inside the clamshell bead tip. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk directly next to the bead.
Step 15
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers. Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead to tighten the knot.
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Stpe 16
Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut off the end of the silk. Then add a drop of Hypo Tube Cement glue to the knot.
Step 17
Using your chain nose pliers, gently close the clamshell bead tip over the knot.
Step 18
Hook a soldered jump ring to the clamshell bead tip.
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Step 19
Using the tips of your chain nose pliers, gently close the hook of the clamshell bead tip.
Step 20
On the opposite side of your piece, hook a clasp to the clamshell bead tip. Gently close the hook of the clamshell bead tip with the tips of your chain nose pliers.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 August, 2010.