Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pearl Knotting Techniques and Projects

This year’s first bead giveaway has come to close. Congratulations to our winner, and thank you to everyone who entered! We had some pretty semi-precious rounds up for grabs this month, and I asked about your favorite techniques for using round beads. Our winner, Leanne, chose pearl knotting - a great way to showcase any round bead.

The basic technique for stringing pearls and rounds between tightly cinched knots hasn’t changed much over the years. Chances are your favorite beading site has a basic tutorial - the FusionBeads.com learning center offers a great step-by-step on how to do basic pearl knotting.


Pearl Knotting Tutorial from ArtBeads.com

Of course you can mix and match different bead sizes and colors for a unique look,
like in Katie’s Continuous Style Necklace project from Artbeads.com



Pearl Knotting Tutorial from Beadaholique.com

The natural elegance of freshwater pearls really stands out when they are spaced just-so,
like in the Lady Emma's Pearls necklace project from Beadholique.



Pearl Knotting Tutorial from AuntiesBeads.com

Changing up the stringing material can create a whole new look,
like in the Knot Your Mother’s Pearls Lariat project from Auntie’s Beads.


Have you used the pearl knotting technique in your designs? What kinds of beads do you like to use it with?

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1 comment:

  1. Knotted necklaces are my favorite, what beauties!

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