Retired - Classic 16 Inch Knotted Pearl Necklace

PROJECT N621
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
The classic 16 Inch knotted white pearl necklace is probably the most eternal wedding accessory there is. Loved for generations, you can never go wrong with this simple and elegant necklace.
Instructions
  1. To begin this lovely necklace, watch the Beadaholique video How to Do Pearl Knotting Using Tweezers. This will show you how to stretch out your Griffin silk beading cord, create a double overhand knot to start, attach a 22k gold plated clamshell knot cover, and begin stringing your pearls.
  2. Based on the tweezer technique showed in the instructional video, string and knot about 42 pearls. I mention "about" because in your 15.5" strand of cultured white round potato pearls, the pearls will vary in size from 8-10mm. You might want to measure once you have beaded 40 pearls and see how long your necklace is.
  3. Once you have all your pearls knotted, create a knot after the last pearl and then string on another 22k gold plated clamshell knot cover. Create another knot to secure the knot cover. Then create a double knot. Cut off excess beading cord. Place a small dab of GS Hypo Cement inside the knot cover and close the knot cover.
  4. You will notice that on the end each of the knot covers there is a little open hook. Thread one of these hooks through the loop on one side of your clasp, use your chain nose pliers to close the loop. Do the same on the other side of the clasp.
  5. That's it! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-2060 - 22K Gold Plated Clamshells Knot Covers (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5593 - 22K Gold Plated Sleek Oval Large Box Clasp - 17mm x 12mm (X5)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEW-1011 - Cultured Round Potato White Pearls 9-11mm /15 Inch
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9401 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1002 - G S Hypo Fabric Cement Glue Precise (Rhinestones)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients FCR-2060, FCL-5593, PEW-1011, XCR-9401, XTL-1002,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
22K Gold Plated 3.7mm Clamshells Knot Covers (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: FCR-2060
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 4 White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-9401
G S Hypo Fabric Cement Glue Precise (Rhinestones)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.65 / Package | SKU: XTL-1002
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$2.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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