Why do I knot my jewelry?
WHY DO I KNOT MY JEWELRY? Hand knotting is a skill that takes many years to master, with origins that can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. To create a hand knotted masterpiece, each bead is painstakingly placed on the necklace, separated with small handmade knots. Expert hand knotting is done with high quality silk thread, which is not only luxurious, but also very strong.
Hand knotting greatly enhances the look and design of each necklace, and is appropriate for any type of jewelry comprised of valuable beads such as pearls or semi-precious stones. By placing a slight space between the beads, a hand-knotted necklace drapes more gracefully on the neck and body than a strung necklace, and the unique shape and color of each bead is displayed in its full beauty.
Hand knotting provides practical benefits, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. The knots prevent the beads from rubbing against one another, ensuring that the beads retain their quality throughout the generations. The precisely placed knots protect your investment further by preventing the loss of valuable beads, should the necklace break. Not surprisingly, hand-knotting is the technique traditionally used for creating pearl necklaces.
This attention to detail required for hand knotting ensures that each necklace is created in perfect symmetry, no matter how many beads, or strands, the necklace contains.
Due to the time, dedication, and skill needed to create each necklace, hand knotted necklaces truly exemplify the saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”