Pearl Knotting Success!

 

I am the girl with a pearl necklace!

I was able to teach myself to use the Dazzle-It Knotting tool after seeing our demo at the Bead and Button show (see yesterday’s blog post).

I chose to work with Dazzle-It glass pearls (light olive) and Dazzle-It Silk cord size 6.

I spent an hour practicing with the tool before starting my first project.

When my knots were consistent I felt confident that I could try making a necklace.

My finished necklace is pretty darn good!

Look at those knots!  The tool does so much of the work.

I did make one or two spacing errors.  That is something I will work on and perfect over time.  If you have not tried the knotting tool I am sure you will enjoy working with it.

Dazzle-It EZ Knotting Tool

 

Last week at the Bead and Button show you could hear a very satisfying clicking noise if you walked by the John Bead booth.  Fernando Dasilva was demonstrating the Dazzle-It Knotting Tool and let me tell you, it stopped traffic.  Each click meant another pearl was perfectly placed on a silk cord.

The Easy Knotter from John Bead comes with instructions and was designed to give you professional knots for your pearl stringing projects.

This is the tip that makes the knotting so neat!

Since I have not used the tool, I definitely watched Fernando’s demonstration.  I was amazed at how neat his pearls and knots were!

I think many people prefer to learn visually.  Watching how Fernando held the silk beading cord made me realize why I have not had success making knots in the past.

So.  I have seen the master at work.  Now I need to start my first project.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!

Take a peak at the selection of 100% silk beading cord in the new catalogue!