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Daisys and Diamonds

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Well it was bound to happen
I'd want to learn to knot
but i can't say i wanted to so soon
this could be another slow burning threads
But i need to start at the beginning and get thread

What do i buy ?

My fun multi strand from the mall jewler broke at work yesterday
I had only worn it one day
But its been sitting in its box unworn for 3 or 4 years so i can't really take it back

The first pearl i found in my clothes when i changed my shirt so at least it is individually knotted 20210523_101415.jpg 20210523_101358.jpg

I was going to use nail sissors or a quick-un-pick to disconnect the strand that needs restrung
 

katbran

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Bernadette can get you the needles as well. Thread comes in different sizes and of course colours. She can advise you on what you need...just send a message.
 

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Bernadette can get you the needles as well. Thread comes in different sizes and of course colours. She can advise you on what you need...just send a message.

Thank you for the recommendation
....i didnt even know one needed a neadle (yet i do know of a beading neadle)
 

katbran

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True those little attached needles are handy but I think you'll find that Beaders Secret ( for those of us Down Under) or PatriciaSaabDesigns on ETSY thread in America , ( same thread) will be much easier to work with. The knots slide more easily.

Depending on the size of the pearls you can get Extra Fine Fine Medium or Heavy needles . They have a nice big loop so threading isn't hard.

The same with the thread Extra Fine Fine Medium Heavy

I use mostly the Medium in both but I've got all the sizes. When I find a thread colour that I like I buy it in all sizes.
 

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I finally took this to the jewler
they just texted to say it's ready
I have some other repairs in there at the moment so im not sure if the price is just for the pearls or hopefully in total
maybe they restrung the other two strands


Anyway i really think i need to try this knotting thing for myself !
 

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Ouch

Got this restrung via the jewler in town

They sent it out to their pearl knotting lady (man?)
I did ask if, as they are not exspensive pearls the broken strand could be twisted around the others when it was restrung

But it came back just as it was and all 3 strands restrung
$150

Well maybe as the first strand broke after only 3 wears the other two needed to be done too but its made my fun mall strand a lot more exspensive than i would have liked

Jewelry of all kinds is so much more exspensive in this part of the world

Maybe that's not too outrageous when divided by 3 but it was more than i was expecting

On the internet i found a lady who works in silver down south who
Repairs costume jewlery and does pearl restringing - she says her favourite job is fixing necklaces

Her prices for knottimg were aprox $30 a strand plus materials but due to covid lockdowns she had got behind and had stopped taking on new work before Christmas
but as of this month she is open agsin for repair work so i must look out something to try her out on

Im just not confident i could do a nice enough job
I know i need to learn
when i eventually buy my Wen pearls i will buy some to practice on
 

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Ouch

Got this restrung via the jewler in town

They sent it out to their pearl knotting lady (man?)
I did ask if, as they are not exspensive pearls the broken strand could be twisted around the others when it was restrung

But it came back just as it was and all 3 strands restrung
$150

Well maybe as the first strand broke after only 3 wears the other two needed to be done too but its made my fun mall strand a lot more exspensive than i would have liked

Jewelry of all kinds is so much more exspensive in this part of the world

Maybe that's not too outrageous when divided by 3 but it was more than i was expecting

On the internet i found a lady who works in silver down south who
Repairs costume jewlery and does pearl restringing - she says her favourite job is fixing necklaces

Her prices for knottimg were aprox $30 a strand plus materials but due to covid lockdowns she had got behind and had stopped taking on new work before Christmas
but as of this month she is open agsin for repair work so i must look out something to try her out on

Im just not confident i could do a nice enough job
I know i need to learn
when i eventually buy my Wen pearls i will buy some to practice on

Ugh. Daisy I used to mail mine out to be strung - the stringing wasn't bad at all, unlike your nasty surprise here, but OMG shipping added up fast :eek-2: You could totally string your own pearls though!! Trust me, if I can manage it (I am SO NOT naturally skilled with things like this!!) you definitely can!! I've got about much dexterity as Dumbo's ears. :silenced:
 

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Ugh. Daisy I used to mail mine out to be strung - the stringing wasn't bad at all, unlike your nasty surprise here, but OMG shipping added up fast :eek-2: You could totally string your own pearls though!! Trust me, if I can manage it (I am SO NOT naturally skilled with things like this!!) you definitely can!! I've got about much dexterity as Dumbo's ears. :silenced:

Thank you
i think i must learn if i am going to be commited to wearing pearls for the rest of my life
 

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There are many you tube videos on knotting. It's not hard but it takes practice...and knotting can cost anywhere from 1 -3 dollars a knot to have done by a jeweller .

Give it a try. Bernadette can set you up with what you need. Beaders Secret on ETSY, she's in Victoria .
 

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There are many you tube videos on knotting. It's not hard but it takes practice...and knotting can cost anywhere from 1 -3 dollars a knot to have done by a jeweller .

Give it a try. Bernadette can set you up with what you need. Beaders Secret on ETSY, she's in Victoria .

Thanks Katbran
Ill do that once i buy my Wen pearls

(Had a few too many bills the last couple of months)
 

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You can absolutely learn to string pearls! I taught myself from watching YouTube videos and it’s quite easy with a little practice. The synthetic thread is a dream to knot.

Thank you
i shell remenber synthetic thread
 

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Much easier to work with than Silk. Plus not stretchy so heavy pearls stay knotted together . That said if the pearls are very large I usually string them onto the thread with a bead clamp and hang them for a few days .. just to get the kinks out of the thread and allow for any possible give.
 

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Much easier to work with than Silk. Plus not stretchy so heavy pearls stay knotted together . That said if the pearls are very large I usually string them onto the thread with a bead clamp and hang them for a few days .. just to get the kinks out of the thread and allow for any possible give.

Its starting to get complicated again :lol-2:
 

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hahahaha No it's just something I do for very large Ripple or big Baroque strands.

It's not complicated and if they are a normal size ( like yours) you don't need to worry about doing that :)
 

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Much easier to work with than Silk. Plus not stretchy so heavy pearls stay knotted together . That said if the pearls are very large I usually string them onto the thread with a bead clamp and hang them for a few days .. just to get the kinks out of the thread and allow for any possible give.
Wait - like - hang to get the give out of the thread before knotting? Or after?

That’s a capital idea. Get the give out of the thread before finishing. I shall copy this.
 

Snowbebe

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Such a wonderful thread!!! So I take it as once you learn how to string a necklace, connecting to the clasp is the easy part? Contemplating stringing new necklaces myself. The clasps came separately. all new to me right now.
 

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The knotting is pretty straightforward, but either end is a bit three dimensional crossed with hide the end
 
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