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Endless Strand Silk Knotting

Endless Strand Silk Knotting

Learn how to make an endless strand necklace

Skill Level: Beginner

Time to Completion: 60 minutes

Step 1

Remove the silk thread from the card, and tie a basic knot at the very end of the thread. This knot is meant to hold beads on temporarily and will be removed when the necklace is finished.

Step 2

String on the first couple of beads of your necklace.

Step 3

Leave about 1” of space on your thread, and then tie another knot to begin your necklace.

Step 4

String the first section of beads. You can knot in between each bead, or every couple of beads.

Step 5

Tie a knot to secure the beads on the thread. Use knotting tweezers or knotting pliers to make sure the knot sits snugly against the beads and there is no slack. I find it helpful to use my pliers to pinch the section of thread right on top of the bead with the tweezers and then secure the knot.

Step 6

Once your knot is correctly positioned, use the tweezers or pliers to tighten the knot and push it down and into place next to the bead.

Step 7

Continue this process until the necklace is the desired length.

Step 8

Add on your pendant or centerpiece.

Step 9

Bringing your necklace into a circle, pass back through the first section of beads.

Step 10

Tighten up the necklace to remove any slack, and then tie a knot.

Step 11

Continue passing back through any remaining beads until your pattern is complete. Two or three knots is usually enough to secure the necklace.

Step 12

Add a drop of glue to the last two or three knots on the necklace and allow to dry.

Step 13

Trim all of the remaining threads.

Step 14

Congratulations. You're done!

Materials Needed

6mm Round Beads
4mm Round Beads
Silk Thread

Tools Needed

Round Nose Pliers