About the Kit...
Pearl Knotted necklace is the height of elegance.
method of construction should be equal to
begin with lustrous, romantic pearls. You
string these on silk bead cord, using a methodology
to knot between each one. This methodology
should marry the structural properties of
knots and the exact spacing of parts, with
the inherent characteristics of the silk.
Pearl Knotted necklace should be architectural
put knots between pearls for many reasons.
Some reasons have to do with visual aethetics;
others, with structural concerns.
are many, many variations on Pearl Knotting
The major difference between traditional and
non-traditional methods is in how the knots
are made. Traditional methods use tools, like
tri-cord knotters, tweezers or awls, to guide
the knots into place. Non-traditional methods
the years, I have found it very difficult
for most students to get good knots and good
hand-knotted construction using tools. It
is difficult to maneuver the knot close to
the bead, and it is difficult to keep sufficient
tension on your bead cords, as you make the
knot. This is why I prefer the non-traditional
method, which students master much more readily.
16 1/2" necklace is made up of Swarovski
faux pearls, and strung on silk.