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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert la_corsetiere's Avatar
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    I have used square knots in the distant past to string pearls with double thread. More recently have used overhand knot technique instead.

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    I don't use square knots when stringing because they can capsize and lengthen. They can also slip sideways and one thread will become a Lark's Head knot around the other thread.

    I use a double strand and do an overhand knot. With Beader's Secret, I can pull both threads and the overhand knot snugs up tight against the pearl.

    When I get to the last 3 pearls, I quit knotting. I drop one of the threads because there's not enough room to go back through the pearls with 4 threads. I take the working thread through the clasp, and then go back through the last two pearls using a beading needle and do an overhand knot with the working thread OVER the passive dropped thread. The I pull both the dropped thread (coming out near the clasp, and the working thread. Then I go through the second pearl, and overhand know over the dropped thread, and pull both threads. Then a dab of glue on those last two knots.
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    I use a double strand and do an overhand knot. With Beader's Secret, I can pull both threads and the overhand knot snugs up tight against the pearl.[/QUOTE]

    me too

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    Katbran,
    On FB we're both friends with a woman in the pearl biz, Alice Chan. A few days ago she posted a short clip of herself knotting the middle of a GSS strand, did you see it? A different technique than anything I've seen before! I'm very curious about it.
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    Pattye, I looked her up and saw she sent me a friend request a while ago. I confirmed it and watched the stringing video. How very cool. It makes sense and looks not only fast, but easier. I will have to give it a try!

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    Ooooo I'll head off and have a look now !! Thanks for the 'heads up ' !
    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Katbran,
    On FB we're both friends with a woman in the pearl biz, Alice Chan. A few days ago she posted a short clip of herself knotting the middle of a GSS strand, did you see it? A different technique than anything I've seen before! I'm very curious about it.

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    Wow I've never seen this method before. It's so fast I can't see what she's doing after she splits the two threads apart.

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    Helen, I'm glad you saw Alice's video also! And how she can knot that way with long fingernails ~ ~ wow!
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    Ok can someone explain what happens after she splits the threads apart and takes the short end and does...what lol

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    Lol, we can only hope she will follow through and make a complete video.
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    Boy I sure hope she does....and does it in Slo Mo lol

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    Right, Katbran, Very Slo Mo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Katbran,
    On FB we're both friends with a woman in the pearl biz, Alice Chan. A few days ago she posted a short clip of herself knotting the middle of a GSS strand, did you see it? A different technique than anything I've seen before! I'm very curious about it.
    I am sure this is the same technique that Jeremy posted a few years ago https://youtu.be/O12P1OaMCe8

    And there is no fingernails to get in the way of the camera LOL.

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    Oh, wow, there's been a lot going on here since I last checked! (I'm finishing a new collection and have been working extra-hard for the last couple of weeks.)

    I want to say thanks to everyone who offered encouragement and advice. I finally figured out the mistake that was causing my knots not to hold: I was tying double overhand knots (or double half-hitches? I'm still figuring things out) around the passive thread with the end of the thread I'd been working with, but none with the long tail I'd left when I started. Once I did that, the necklace seemed much more secure, but I did use glue, too, just in case.

    Here's how it turned out:

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    And now I love knotting and have already ordered more Beader's Secret from Pattye!

    Happy Weekend, everybody!
    Jennifer

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    Congrats on the successful outcome. It looks great. Knotting is addicting - buy lots of Beaders secret!

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