Pearl & Bead Threading

Learn to knot pearls like a professional! Quality pearl necklaces require quality pearl threading. This includes tying the knots in between each pearl to prevent loss of pearls if the necklace snaps, as well as preventing the pearls from rubbing together and abrading which is of particular help for the longevity of cultured pearls. This course demonstrates the type of materials that can be used for pearl threading, the number of strands for threading and a method for tying tight knots between the pearls. The course also includes some additional information about threading of other gems.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Knotted pearl threading
  • Unknotted pearl threading
  • Pearl threading tools
  • Pearl & bead threading materials
  • Consistent knotting
  • Adding clasps and closures
  • Design & mixing beads

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Personal interest
  • Op shop staff
  • Lapidarists
  • Gem enthusiasts
  • Vocational opportunities
  • Upskilling for retail staff
  • Crystal and beading shop staff

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Select a division below to view upcoming course dates, fees and to enrol.

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