Gemstone Knotting: Feb 17, 2017 @ 3 - 5 pm
This next step in Silk Knotting. You will learn how to knot gemstones with a variation on the starting + finishing process that lends to a higher-end professional look.
We also refer to this technique as "knotting without clamshells"
This in an intermediate knotting class – please have already taken the "silk knotting with pearls" class. Expect to have time to knot a single strand necklace – 16" – 24" long. (The longer necklace in the photo takes much longer than the 2hour class allows.)
Students to bring or buy materials: see below:
1-2 strands of beads (6 – 10mm size suggested)
1 card of silk (size that fits your beads)
2 Metal Roundell/End beads – appropriate to size of beads
2 closed jumprings + s-hook or lobster clasp – appropriate to size of beads
1 clasp – any style you prefer (loops on clasp MUST be soldered closed)