Pearl & Gemstone Knotting
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- 40 US dollars$40
- Main Street
Whether you want to make a classic pearl necklace or a long mala with a tassel, there are many great reasons to knot your beads that vary from tradition, function, and style. We have a few different knotting techniques that we like to teach depending on both your comfort level and the beads themselves. Hole Size vs. Cord Type/Size can be a challenge to decipher, and we can help you find the method and materials best suited to you. If you want to be able to finish a project in this time, we recommend a bracelet. If you want to use practice beads, we can cover more techniques! Examples of topics we may cover as time permits: Knotting with an awl or tweezers No tool knotting, known as the Japanese method. Using French "bullion" wire around the clasp Using clamshells and other similar findings. Brands and sizes of beading cord. Silk vs. nylon. Using needles and when to glue or melt your fiber. Doing the math for more complicated designs, how to calculate finished lengths and more. Want to bring a friend or arrange a small group? Up to 3 additional guests may attend at a discount, for only $25 per person. A single reservation secures your timeslot with the remaining enrollment fees due the day of. Please leave us a note on your booking form with how many you expect to attend, larger parties can be arranged by contacting us directly.
Please contact us to reschedule, as we do have some availability outside the hours offered here. Cancellations within 24 hours will be fully refunded.
1608 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR, USA