Pearl Knotting - Floating Beads


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Pearl Knotting - Floating BeadsMaterials
  • Beads (pearls, crystals, glass, etc)
  • Silk Bead Cord
  • Bead tips (sterling or gold filled)
  • Hypo Tube Cement
  • Jump Rings
  • Clasp
Tools


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Step 1
Make a surgeon's knot at the end of your silk (opposite the needle).
Step 2
Slide a bead tip onto the silk. The knot should fit inside the cup of the 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
Use a ruler to decide how far from the bead tip you want your knot. Make a loose simple knot. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk exactly where you want the knot to be. We have placed the knot 1 inch from the bead tip.
Step 6
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers.
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Step 7
Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead tip to tighten the knot.
Step 8
Using the attached needle, string a bead on the silk.
Step 9
Make a loose simple knot. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk directly next to the bead.
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Step 10
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers.
Step 11
Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead to tighten the knot.
Step 12
Decide how far away you want the next bead to be. Use a ruler to help measure the distance. We have placed the knot 1 inch from the last bead. Make a loose simple knot. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk exactly where you want the knot to be.
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Step 13
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers.
Step 14
Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead tip to tighten the knot.
Step 15
Using the attached needle, string a bead on the silk.
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Step 16
Make a loose simple knot. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk directly next to the bead.
Step 17
Slowly tighten the knot around the tips of the tweezers.
Step 18
Using your tweezers, grab the silk above the knot and push down towards the bead to tighten the knot.
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Step 19
Once you have knotted your piece to the desired length, slide another bead tip onto your silk. This should be facing in the opposite direction of the first one.
Step 20
Decide how far away you want the bead tip to be. Use a ruler to help measure the distance. We have placed the knot 1 inch from the last bead. Make a loose surgeon's knot. Insert the tweezers into the knot and grab the silk exactly where you want the knot to be.
Step 21
Once the knot is tight, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut off the end of the silk.
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Step 22
Bring the bead tip up to the knot. The knot should be sitting inside the cup of the bead tip. Add a small drop of Hypo Tube Cement glue to the knot.
Step 23
To attach a clasp, add a jump ring to the clasp.
Step 24
Hook the jump ring to the bead tip.
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Step 25
Grasp the end of the hook of the bead tip with the tips of the chain nose pliers.
Step 26
Gently close the hook of the bead tip.
Step 27
Repeat steps 24 - 26 for the other side of the necklace. We have used a jump ring for the opposite end of the clasp. Congratulations! You have completed a pearl knotted piece with floating pearls.

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