Re-string and Re-create – Pearl & Bead Knotting Sat 2nd & 9th December 1-4pm
Learn how to knot pearls, gemstones or beads using traditional, timeless techniques to repair, restring and recreate your heirloom jewellery.
Have you got a string of pearls, gemstones, crystals or beads from your Grandma, mother, great aunts or any sentimental beads to be re-strung? Pearl/Bead knotting is a timeless, durable technique that stands the test of time. Recycle any strand of beads to recreate a wearable piece using silk thread, creating a knot in between each bead for security. Using classic french wire we will attache a clasp for a professional finish that you will be proud of.
Perhaps you have a three-string piece that you would like to divide up for family members? Or a necklace to make into two smaller bracelets? The options are endless!
This class will take place across two sessions of three hours each on Saturday mornings.
Learn how to hand-knot traditional techniques on silk thread with French wire on each end to attach to a clasp. An initial kit of recycled beads and pearls will be supplied in our first class for learning purposes. Students are encouraged to bring along their own pieces to this first class, to discuss the best way to recreate these personal pieces, and to give them their shopping list for any particular supplies they might need before the next class.
We will recreate and refashion your personal pieces with the skills gained in the previous class – under jeweller Danielle’s expert guidance.
Skill level: Beginners welcome
We will provide: Initial materials for first sampling class. Please bring along your pieces to mend or restring and we will discuss them in the first class. Tea and coffee available.
Bring along: Jewellery pieces you’re hoping to mend or recreate.
Booking Policies: Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE. Be sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.
Payment Options: Credit card via Stripe and Direct Deposit. Our bank details and payID are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking. Payment by Direct Deposit is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place.