Pearl knotting
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Pearl Knotting 1

Freshwater pearl knotting for beginners


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Description

Traditional knotting is still the best way to string pearls - or any precious vintage beads - for necklaces, bracelets, etc. Pearls are knotted for two reasons. One is for safety so that if you accidentally break the string, the pearls don't scatter everywhere. The second is to preserve the pearls themselves so that they don't rub together and damage each other.

In this class, you'll learn to knot your own freshwater pearl necklace, and attach clasps. Once you know the techniques, you can restore, redesign and upcycle heirlooms and vintage finds, or buy the exact type of new pearls to create your perfect pearl string.

Guest Tutor: Claudine McPherson has been threading pearls 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:  Saturday 24 Nov 2018, 1-4 pm

Cost: $69 (plus materials fee)

Materials fee (paid directly to Claudine on the day): $25 includes freshwater pearls, thread, 925 Sterling Silver clasps, jump rings & other findings required.

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What you will learn
  • Traditional knotting techniques for beginners
  • Starting & finishing a proper knotted string of pearls with a sterling silver clasp
  • Where to source professional supplies in Melbourne
What you will get
  • Take home a traditionally knotted pearl necklace, complete with sterling silver clasp

What to bring
  • You will need patience for pearl knotting, but it's well worth the effort
  • Pen/pencil & notebook
  • Bring your glasses if you need them for close work
What to wear

Comfortable clothes for sitting and crafting

Appropriate for

Adults 18 years and older with reasonable dexterity and good eyesight (or good reading glasses!)


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Opendrawer

Vendor since 2015

Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we are a retail gallery for handmade artist product from all around Australia, a vintage and textile art supply wonderland, and a workshop centre for people of all skill levels. At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.

You can enrol in workshops in felt making, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, enhancing your creativity, mixed media, and more. We're open to expressions of interest too, so let us know if there's something you want to learn. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

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 refund 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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Terms & Conditions

A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.

Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

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.

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 available.

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Jane

27 November 2018 • Pearl Knotting 1

I was so excited before attending the course and even more after it. Claudine managed teaching us individually. I came away full of plans. I can't wait to come to more classes. Claudine was very generous with supplies and future offers of help. Regards Jane

Joyanne

26 November 2018 • Pearl Knotting 1

Fantastic class. The tutor was very patient with students of all skills. I was very impressed with the end product and the skill I can take with me to repair some of my pieces. A very generous tutor with her time and experience. I loved this class.