Learning About Stringing & Chain Lengths

Stringing

 



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.

 

Bead Stringing: 

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.


 

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.

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  • 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.