Traditional pearl threading 2 covers continuous necklaces with no clasp. You will learn traditional knotting techniques and how to start and end a continuous necklace. Learn the techniques on faux pearls and then you will be armed with the skills to make your own with fresh water pearls.
The Art Deco era is the best example of when long pearl necklaces were worn. Lengths of 100, 120cm, 140cm or 160cm or longer adorned flapper dresses and cloche hats. Today, they are still super popular and with fresh water pearls so available, you can learn how to knot one of your own.
Traditional knotting is still the best way to string pearls - or any precious vintage beads - for necklaces, bracelets etc. Once you know this technique, you can restore, redesign and upcycle heirlooms and vintage finds, or buy the exact type of new pearls to create your perfect pearl string.
Prerequisites: You need to have completed the first Traditional Pearl Knotting class with Claudine, or its equivalent (basic knotting technique, adding basic clasps and fixings). If you're not sure, get in touch.
Guest Tutor: Claudine McPherson has been pearl threading for 25 years and currently does all the stringing and repairs for Ashburton Jewellery in High Street Ashburton. Claudine's pearl jewellery is ever-popular in Opendrawer's shop.
Date: Wednesday 3 May, 6-9pm
Materials fee: Your $30 kit will include enough faux glass pearls & thread to make a 120cm continuous necklace. If you wish it to be longer, then Claudine will have extra pearls on hand for sale.
Optional Materials: Claudine will also bring strands of freshwater pearls which you can choose to purchase (at wholesale prices) from her on the day. She has credit card facilities.
Wed 3 May 2017, 6-9pm
- More Traditional knotting techniques
- Starting & finishing a knotted continuous string of pearls
- Troubleshooting any difficulties you have had with basic knotting techniques
- Take home a traditionally knotted 120cm continuous glass pearl necklace & the skills to make more
- You will need patience for pearl knotting - it well worth the effort
- Pen/pencil & notebook - full class notes will be provided
- Bring your glasses if you need them for close work
Comfortable clothes for sitting and crafting.
Adults 15 years and older with reasonable dexterity and good eyesight (or good reading glasses)!
Vendor sincce 2015
Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.
At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.
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We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.
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If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.