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Sal
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« on: November 28, 2008, 10:55:43 AM »

I'm making a knotted pearl necklace for my mum (if I can work out how!) for christmas but I'm a little confused about which thread I should use. Am I right in thinking that it should be silk? If so which thickness should I go for and can anyone recommend suppliers? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2008, 11:13:11 AM »

Hello lovely lady, do you need special tweezers for that?  I think I may have seen something like knotting tweezers somewhere, sometime but my braincells have all buggered off somewhere sunnier so I can't remember!
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2008, 12:18:21 PM »

I saw a tut where you have a pin on a board...don't know where this tut was...but I saw it Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008, 12:39:39 PM »

Yes, it should be silk, and the thickness depends on the size of the holes in the pearls.

There's an excellent pearl knotting vid on youtube - something like pearl knotting 101 I think.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2008, 12:40:44 PM »

I found this one
http://martinseclectic.net/Tutorials/PearlKnotting.htm
is it useful?
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 12:47:32 PM »

Here you go

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=w7D7GvsdNEw
and part 2
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PiksMZ9MFQo

I like the griffin thread (with needle built in) - have a look here:

http://www.pearlescence.co.uk/index.php/cPath/41_48?osCsid=ba67e0a3d84389&gclid=CNupvpfEmJcCFQnllAodrFjdIw

if they're potato or freshwater pearls, I generally use size 2 or 3.
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 01:06:30 PM »

Fantastic! Thankyou so much  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 03:39:45 PM »

Hi Sal, I use non stretch Beadsmith thread, you can get it in loads of different colours to compliment what ever you are knotting, it does not rot like silk, if you knot a necklace with silk you need to re- string it maybe once a year. Beadsmith   is strong  and non stretch. I do all my pearls with this and never had any problems I also use a  pair of very pointy ended tweezers.  If you need more info you can pm me. Regards  Karin 
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