I have learned how to string pearls/beads etc. and make fun little pretty necklaces for myself.
I would like to string my necklaces using silk thread just to make them that bit extra special, especially when I make them as gifts. But I can not source this thread anywhere. There seems to be some big secret around this thread. Those that teach stringing/beading use nylon thread of varying quality and say they have no idea where to find the nice thread. The jewelers that will restring pearls and make the high quality necklaces with Southsea pearls will not sell it and will not divulge their source.
I had a "reputable" jeweler tell me today that they don't even know themselves where it comes from as they have someone "procure" it for them when this mystery person travels to Japan.
I am willing to pay for it and know it will be expensive so...
First why all the secrecy?
And where can one get silk thread for pearling?
Many thanks in advance