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Pearl Knotting - LEARNING OBJECTIVES
BS1-03
BEGINNER LEVEL
-- Bead Stringing Sequence
-- Lesson: Pearl Knotting
-- Necklace


Pearl knotting is a relatively easy technique. There are many variations in how to implement the technique. Here we present the steps for a non-traditional approach to pearl knotting. We feel that, for most people, the traditional approach, without a lot of practice, can be a bit awkward, and result in a less-than-desired functional outcome. The non-traditional approach we present here is easier to achieve a better outcome.

In this approach, we do NOT use any tools -- like tweezers, awls, or tri-cord knotters -- to make our knots. We do, however, pull two thicknesses of bead cord through each bead, as does the classical version of the traditional methodology. We minimize the use of glue.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES BEAD STRINGING
PEARL KNOTTING
BS1.03-Pearl Knotting
  BEGINNER  INTERMEDIATE  ADVANCED 
TECHNICAL MECHANICS
1. Holding Your Piece To Work It BEGINNER     
2. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph; Diagramming BEGINNER     
3. Selecting Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
4. Selecting Clasps and other Jewelry Findings BEGINNER     
5. Selecting Beads and other Components BEGINNER     
6. Laying Out Your Piece BEGINNER     
7. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and
Strategies for Dealing With These
BEGINNER     
8. Selecting and Using Adhesives BEGINNER    
9. Use of Tools and Equipment BEGINNER     
10. Determining Measurements and Ease, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes BEGINNER     
11. Finishing Off Threads, Cable Wires or Other Stringing Materials in Piece or Adding Threads/Cable Wires/Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
    
    
UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STRINGING METHODS
1. Starting the Piece BEGINNER     
2. Implementing the Basic Method BEGINNER     
3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly BEGINNER     
4. Managing String/Cord/Thread/Wire Tension BEGINNER     
5. Crimping      
6. Needle/Thread Work      
7. Pearl Knotting and Putting Knots Between Beads BEGINNER     
8. Making Simple and Coiled Loops Using Hard Wire      
9. Making and Using Connectors; Segmenting; Directional Control      
10. Adding Dangles and Embellishments      
11. Making Multi-Strands Piece      
12. Making Twist-Strands Piece      
  
  
UNDERSTANDING ART & DESIGN BASIS OF BEAD STRINGING
1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials BEGINNER       
2. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Kinds of Clasps, or Using Different Jewelry Findings and Components  BEGINNER     
3. Understanding Relationship of this Bead Stringing Method in Comparision to Other Types of Bead Stringing Methods BEGINNER    
4. Creating Support Systems Within Your Piece In Anticipation of Effects of Movement BEGINNER     
5. Understanding How Bead Asserts Its Need For Color When Stringing Beads      
6. Creating Your Own Design with This Bead Stringing Method, in Reference to Jewelry Design Principles of Composition      
7. Creating Shapes, Components and Forms To Use With This Bead Stringing Method, and Establishing Themes      
  
  
BECOMING BEAD STRINGING ARTIST & DESIGNER
1. Developing A Personal Style      
2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work      
3. Teaching Others Bead Stringing Methods      
4. Promoting Yourself and Your Work
    

 

BEAD STRINGING:
Pearl Knotting
Instructor: Warren Feld

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* 1. 8mm Round

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LearnToBead Goals:
- Buying, caring for and storing your pearls
- Discussion of differences between traditional and non-traditional techniques for knotting pearls
- Selecting and testing out bead cords
- Discussion about support functions of knots, and some glue-ing considerations
- Attaching a clasp
- Making knots between pearls
- Using French Wire Bullion
- Using bead tips
- Making pearl knotted necklace without a clasp
- Discussion about drilling pearls to make the holes larger


Prerequisites:
- Orientation To Beads & Jewelry Findings

 

 

 

 


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