Serinity Pearls Knotted Pearl Necklace Jewellery Project
May 31, 20234 min read
Knotted pearl necklaces are a timeless and elegant accessory for weddings and this jewellery making method helps ensure the Serinity Pearls from Bluestreak Crystals are guarded against possible threads snap mishaps in the future. As a jewellery maker or crafter, you know that pearls are one of the most popular and versatile materials for making accessories. Among the many ways to incorporate pearls into your designs, one technique that never goes out of style is knotting them on a strand. With the help of Serinity Pearls and a pearl knotter tool, you can create a stunning pearl necklace that exudes vintage charm and modern sophistication.
What is a Knotted Pearl Necklace? A knotted pearl necklace is a type of necklace where each pearl is separated by a knot tied between them. The knots serve three purposes: they keep the pearls in place and protect them from rubbing against each other, if the thread ever snaps you only drop one pearl, and they create a visible pattern that adds texture and dimension to the necklace. Knotting pearls is a traditional technique that has been used for centuries to make fine jewellery, especially in the Japanese and Chinese cultures. Nowadays, knotting pearls is also popular in western jewellery making, especially for bridal and formal occasions. In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to make a knotted Serinity pearl necklace of your own whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest.
The full list of Serinity pearls, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Tie a knot in the griffin Silk Thread to act as a stopper and prevent the pearls from sliding off the end.
Thread on the first three items
Begin by threading on two pearls and then the bolt clasp onto your silk cord.
Loop back through the second pearl
To secure the clasp in place at the the end of the necklace, loop the thread back through the second pearl and pull until there is just over 2cm of the thread left loose for the other pearl. Then tie a knot to hold that first pearl tight next to the clasp.
Thread back through the next pearl
Repeat step 3 on the next pearl so that the first two pearls of the necklace are knotted into place and the tail of thread is securely tied off. This tail will be trimmed off at the end of the project after the knot is strengthened with glue.
Add the next pearl
Thread on the next pearl and begin to tie the next knot but leave it loose.
Insert the Knotter Tool
Slide the awl of the knotter tool into the loose loop of the knot. (The awl is the bent needle section). The awl allows you to slide the knot along the length of the thread before is pulled tight. Use the the awl to push the knot tight against the previous pearl.
Line up the thread
Pull the rest of the thread towards you so that it sits into the Y shaped section of the knotter tool.
Use the knotter tool
Now that the knot is where you want it to be, keep the thread pulled taught and push the metal bar up with your thumb. This action will slide the knot off the awl and finish the knot in one smooth click.
Repeat until the last two pearls
Use the sections on the bead board to hold the different colours of pearls while you work and the measurements on the board will help you keep track of how long your necklace becomes as it grows. When you reach the last two pearls of the necklace, thread on both pearls and the jump ring with no knots in between.
Loop back into the necklace
Similar to steps 2 to 4, loop back into the last pearl so that the jump ring becomes the end of the necklace.
Tie the final knot
Tie a knot between the last two pearls, using the knotter to guarentee a tight and accurate knot. This secures the tail of the tail and completes the necklace.
Secure with glue
Before trimming the tails of thread, reinforce the tail knots with a dab of Ninja SuperTite Fusion Tack and let it dry. Then trim away the tails and the neclace is ready to wear.