In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a knotted endless strand necklace.
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.
String on the first couple of beads of your necklace.
Leave about 1” of space on your thread, and then tie another knot to begin your necklace.
String the first section of beads. You can knot in between each bead, or every couple of beads.
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.
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.
Continue this process until the necklace is the desired length.
Add on your pendant or centerpiece.
Bringing your necklace into a circle, pass back through the first section of beads.
Tighten up the necklace to remove any slack, and then tie a knot.
Continue passing back through any remaining beads until your pattern is complete. Two or three knots is usually enough to secure the necklace.
Add a drop of glue to the last two or three knots on the necklace and allow to dry.
Trim all of the remaining threads.
Congratulations. You're done!
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Materials Needed6mm Round Beads
4mm Round Beads
Tools NeededRound Nose Pliers
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