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How to create a Necklace Using Pearl Knotting

Learn how to make a necklace using pearl knotting

Learn how to make a necklace using pearl knotting

One of the main reasons for Pearl Knotting is to stop adjacent Pearls on a strand rubbing together and getting damaged. Pearls are prized for their natural, iridescent lustre and often linked to elegance and class. Learn how to protect your Pearls today with the classic Pearl Knotting technique.

With this easy to follow step by step tutorial, you will learn how to make a beautiful graduated Pearl Knotting necklace. This design is simple, chic and will add the final touch to any glamour evening outfit.

You can also experiment with different types of Pearls to create a different look! Whatever you decide don’t forget to share a picture of your final design with us over on our social channel.
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Step one

Take the silk off the card, thread on a crimp bead and a bolt ring clasp. Slide them down to the end of the silk. Thread the silk back through the crimp bead, pull the silk all the way through until you form a small loop and crimp. neatly trim any excess silk.


Step two

Thread on all the graduated pearls.


Step three

Push the T pin into the macrame board, form an overhand knot at the clasp end of the silk, place the knot over the T pin.


Step four

Pull the silk until the knot is up against the crimp bead.


Step five

Push the first pearl up to the T pin.


Step six

Take the T pin out and push the pearl up to the knot, making sure there is no gap.


Step seven

Form another overhand knot and place over the T pin, pull the knot up to the previous pearl.


Step eight

Push the next pearl up to the T pin. Pull the silk so there is no gap. Take the T pin out, then push the pearl up to the knot.


Step nine

Continue to knot the full length of the strand, make sure you finish off with a knot.


Step 10

Thread on a crimp bead and a jump ring. Thread the silk back through the crimp bead. pull the silk until the crimp bead is up against the last knot and there is a small silk loop with the jump ring, then crimp. neatly trim the excess silk.

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