Bead knotting tutorial
Calling all lovers of Stringing, this is for you. This technique is the same as the one used for pearl knotting. This project is very easy but requires a lot of patience, I will advise you take regular breaks so you don't end up with a neck or back ache. This is known as traditional knotting, you only need one tool for this tutorial.
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Pictured is what your design should look like as you progress.
Once you have reached your designed length, repeat step one.
Add a dab glue on both tips, leave to dry for 24 hours.
Once dried, trim all cord, crimp bead tips with chain nose or crimping pliers.
Attach jump ring to one side, then another to the other side with lobster clasp to finish.
The finished necklace with matching knotted earrings.
Tips and suggestions:
Always create a tight tension when knotting next to each bead.
This project can also be used with big beads.
Create a 'spacing' technique, that is, showing off more cord whilst using less beads.
Start off with less expensive beads.
Don't be discouraged if your knots are not even or close to beads. Practice makes perfect.