I teach at The Bead Garden, a sweet little bead shop in Havertown, Pennsylvania, and do most of the re-knotting repair work. Last week, a woman brought in this necklace, which had broken, for re-stringing.
It is made of the most beautiful dark grey fresh water pearls, graduated in size from about 8 mm to about 16 mm. This photo just doesn't do it justice.
Start to finish, the repair took about 20 minutes. Knotting beads isn't hard, there are just a few little techniques that make the job go easier. Over the years, I've taught at least 100 people how to create a knotted necklace.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, and you're interested in learing how in person, I'm teaching at the Bead Garden on Thursday, November 8, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. You can register online through the website http://www.thebeadgarden.com/classes.htm
For those of you who don't live nearby, I'll try to post a video tutorial soon.
More jewelry designs are coming soon -- check in with me again!