Steps In Creating A Strung Pearl Necklace

When it comes to accessories, pearls are always considered as classy, unique and elegant. However, when time passes by, the line holding of the pearls will eventually become weak that will scatter the entire accessory. This is why sometimes; you see envelopes that are full of loose pearls. But the good thing about pearls is that, even though it can be easily broken, it can also be fixed easily. Restringing the pearls or restoring the necklace to its previous appearance and beauty will do this. And the process of doing so is just as easy as making it. So to help you out, here are some tips for creating a strung pearl necklace.

Pearl necklace readying

The very first step you have to take when creating a strung pearl necklace is to choose an appropriate thick line for your pearls. Generally, pearls have many sizes and shapes. Hence, you will need to select your line properly. Traditionally, silk line is considered as the number one choice for pears and it usually comes in a range of zero to 16. After choosing the line, the next step is to measure out and use scissors to cut your silk line. When it comes to making strung pearl necklaces, silk is always the most preferred choice. Consequently, you need to safeguard your silk line form the deterioration with wax.

Stringing your pearls

After readying the pearl necklace, the next step you should do is to string your pearls. The first step to do this is to thread your needle and string the pearls. In doing such, you need to use a thin wire needle to make the process easy for you. Next, you should be able to check the string’s thickness against the pearls. Verifying the width of the thread by passing the threaded wire needed through a pear is an important activity in this process. After that, you need to thread the first clamshell tip by connecting the loose ends of your pearl line.

Tie the knot

Furthermore, you need to tie an overhand knot to distance the tip from your pearls. Usually, pearls can be vulnerable over time especially when rubbed against a hard surface. But by tying knot, you will be bale to at least increase longevity.

String the know and pearls

Next, you have to take the threaded needed one by one, then string your pearls on the silk line of your necklace. This will be easier when your knots were able to add space to the pearls of your necklace.

Always check the length

When doing the entire process of creating a strung necklace, it is important to always check the length. As you create this accessory, be mindful that there will be some adjustments or changes so it is very important to always check the length throughout the process. This will allow you to keep pearls from falling off and holding the necklace against your neck.

Attach a clamshell

Attaching a clamshell tip by pulling the line first through the side opposite where the line is located is also an important factor that you need to consider. Afterwards, you have to knot your line securely and tuck this knot inside the hollow part of the clamshell. With these steps, you can now make a butterfly necklace gold or any other styles of pearl necklace that you desire.


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.
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