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How to create a Pearl knotted necklace

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 Pearl Knotting necklace. This design is simple, chic and will add the final touch to any glamorous 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

Stretch our your silk by drawing it through your fingers. Thread on a crimp bead, wire guardian and one half of the clasp. Slide them down to the end of the silk then thread the needle back down through the crimp bead. Pull the silk all the way through until no silk is visible between the wire guardian and the crimp bead. Crimp and trim excess silk and add a crimp cover.


Step two

Thread on all of the pearls from the strand leaving them near the needle end of the silk.


Step Three

Push the T pin into the macrame board and bring the first pearl down to the clasp end, form an overhand knot taking the clasp and the first pearl through and place the knot over the T pin.


Step Four

Pull the long end of the silk until the knot is up against the first pearl.


Step Five

Push the next pearl up to the first pearl, sandwiching the knot in between.


Step Six

Keeping the tension on the last pearl, take the T pin out of the board and push the last pearl, pushing it against the knot to tighten it.


Step Seven

Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you reach your required length of a necklace.


Step Eight

Thread on a crimp bead, a wire guardian and the other side of the clasp and pass the silk back down through the crimp bead, pull the silk taught keeping everything in place.


Step Nine

Tighten up the silk and crimp the crimp bead. Trim off the excess silk and add a crimp cover.



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