PEARL KNOTTING … Warren’s Way

A Video Tutorial By Warren Feld

I am so excited to share my online video tutorial with you!

PEARL KNOTTING VIDEO TUTORIAL
https://so-you-want-to-be-a-jewelry-designer.teachable.com/p/pearl-knotting-warren-s-way

PEARL KNOTTING EBOOK
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S7S197H

PEARL KNOTTING PRINT SOFT COVER BOOK
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PEARL KNOTTING … Warren’s Way

In this video tutorial, I teach a non-traditional pearl knotting technique which is

  • Very easy for people to learn and do,
  • Does not use special tools,
  • Includes step-by-step instructions for a simple way to tie knots,
  • Shows clearly how to attach your clasp and finish off your cords, and
  • Achieves that architectural perfection we want in our pearl strung pieces,

A pearl knotted necklace is timeless.

Sophisticated.

Architecturally perfect.

Steeped in centuries’ old traditions.

Yet how best to make a pearl knotted necklace is constantly debated. What are the preferred and correct techniques for tying knots? Or, attaching the clasp? Or, finishing off the cord ends?

There are many, many variations in technique. They all work. Yet most are very difficult for the beginner — especially those traditional techniques which rely on tools for making and positioning the knots.

Over the years, in fact, I have seen many students give up, frustrated. They try to follow a more traditional pearl knotting technique, and find that they cannot tie the knots. Cannot make good knots, or cannot get the knots close enough to the beads.

And students find that they are often left out in the dark about how to attach the clasp. Most books and online tutorials go into great detail about hand-knotting, but skip over or give very little information about how best to attach your piece to the clasp.

Over the years, I have seen how students, when following traditional pearl knotting methods, or methods which utilize some more traditional techniques and approaches, become dissatisfied with their results, and give up. Pearl knotting doesn’t need to be this hard.

After many, many years, enduring many concerns, debates, demonstrations and arguments about which way is best, I came up with my own preferences — using ideas, goals and parts of techniques from several established methods, adjusting them, based on my experiences with students and teachers and my knowledge of good design, and how to balance artistic concerns with functional ones,

And I began teaching pearl knotting — using these ideas and techniques in a way which I will call “Warren’s Way”.

In this video tutorial series, I cover several topics:

(1) Some information about pearls

(2) About hand-knotting

(3) The differences between traditional and non-traditional pearl knotting methods, in terms of the kinds of choices which need to be made

(4) Step-by-step instructions for the basic pearl knotting technique, beginning with discussion how to select beads, and how to test for size of bead cord.

(5) Step-by-step instructions for four variations in the basic non-traditional pearl knotting technique:

(5a) Variation #1: Attaching directly to the clasp

(5b) Variation #2: Using french wire bullion

(5c) Variation #3: Using clam shell bead tips

(5d) Variation #4: Making a continuous necklace without a clasp

(6) How to handle different contingencies,
including what happens when you run out of cord and need to add more

(7) Caring for your pearls, including the best way to store your pearl knotted jewelry

(8) A note about re-stringing pearls

(9) Some final words of advice

There are several downloadable handouts which come with this video.

Enroll in my jewelry design and business of craft Video Tutorials online.

Begin with my ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS COURSE.

https://so-you-want-to-be-a-jewelry-designer.teachable.com/courses/pearl-knotting-warren-s-way/lectures/36459295

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Thank you. I hope you found this article useful.

Also, check out my website (www.warrenfeldjewelry.com).

Enroll in my jewelry design and business of craft Video Tutorials online. Begin with my ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS COURSE.

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Subscribe to my Learn To Bead blog (https://blog.landofodds.com).

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Other Articles of Interest by Warren Feld:

Resiliency: Do You Have The Most Important Skill Designers Must Have?

Disciplinary Literacy and Fluency In Design

Backward Design is Forward Thinking

How Creatives Can Successfully Survive In Business

Part I: The First Essential Question Every Designer Should Be Able To Answer: Is What I do Craft, Art or Design?

Part 2: The Second Essential Question Every Designer Should Be Able To Answer: What Should I Create?

Part 3: The Third Essential Question Every Designer Should Be Able To Answer: What Materials (and Techniques) Work Best?

Part 4: The Fourth Essential Question Every Designer Should Be Able To Answer: How Do I Evoke A Resonant Response To My Work?

Part 5: The Firth Essential Question Every Designer Should Be Able To Answer: How Do I Know My Design Is Finished?

Doubt / Self-Doubt: 8 Pitfalls Designers Fall Into…And What To Do About Them

Part 1: Your Passion For Design: Is It Necessary To Have A Passion?

Part 2: Your Passion For Design: Do You Have To Be Passionate To Be Creative?

Part 3: Your Passion For Design: How Does Being Passionate Make You A Better Designer?

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