Learn How To String Your Jewellery
Stringing is the process of putting beads or pearls on some form of thread, which could vary
from sliding single beads or pearls onto a thread to complex creations with multiple strands & interwoven levels.
Make use of our wide range of beading supplies such as gimp, beads, silk thread & findings in silver & gold. Common threads include string, silk thread, leather, thin wire, multi-stranded beading wire & a soft, flexible wire.
- Begin by cutting your desired length of whichever beading wire you prefer. Add a bead stopper a few inches from one end.
- String on the beads in the order you like.
- Then string on one crimp tube, thread the wire up and over the wire protector. String on one loop of a magnetic clasp to the wire protector. Thread the wire, then crimp the crimp tube. Thread the wire through an adjacent bead and trim any unnecessary wire.
- Move to the other side, remove the bead stopper and repeat the above step to finish your bracelet or necklace.
These steps apply to both beads and pearl stringing.
Using a silk thread is most often used for pearls. A knot is then tied between each one to not only space them out, but to keep them from rubbing against each other & risking the abrasion of the nacre that gives them their lustre.
- Pearls are threaded onto silk and knotted.
- Use pliers or tweezers for small components
- Beading or stringing board with a soft material like velvet helps stay organized and not scratch any pearls or beads.