Silk thread for knotting pearls and gems
Hand-knotting has a special refine look. As a self-taught artist, I have been knotting and perfecting my knotting skills for 16 years. Every pearl and gem has a different size hole, you will decide which size thread fits the best for your necklace.
Knotting pearls and gems is a practice which takes time and patience to master the skills. You want your knots to be perfect. It is all about practice and anyone who is truly interesting in this ancient craft can do it.
After selecting the silk thread, I will stretch it overnight, perhaps over a shower doors weighting down the thread on both ends. There are video’s on line and books that will give you more details about the art of hand-knotting.
FDJ (tel number 407-629-6906) in Winter Park, Florida has a great selection of threads , also Fire Mountain Gems which is a popular site with so many artist. Happy knotting to all of you.
Unlike most jewelry sold today, Christine Smith individually crafts each and every piece as a unique work of art.