Tri-Cord Knotter Stringing Kit
Item Number: 635320
This kit has it all!
• The lid of the plastic case is a beading tray.
• The bottom of the case holds the tools: knotter; beading shears; needle-nose pliers; five fine twisted wire needles; five medium twisted wire needles; five large twisted wire needles; #E silk bead cord (color may vary); one package of silver-color French wire; one package of gold-color French wire; instant glue; five each gold- and silver-plated bead tips; instruction booklet; an instructional DVD (30 mins.).
2015 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p. 838
A Pearl Stringer’s Most Valuable Tool!
Learn how to use a pearl knotting tool to get consistent, professional results in a fraction of the time the traditional awl-and-tweezers method requires. Once you’ve mastered the knotting tool, you can reduce your knotting time by as much as 50% and still produce snug, even knots for a professional finish!
Make a loop over the fingers of your left hand with thread. Lead the end of the strand through the loop.
Pick up the thread with the awl tip of the knotter. Slide your fingers out of the loop; pull up on the thread to guide the knot down snugly against the pearl.
Lay the thread in the V-groove tip of the knotter. Keeping tension on the thread with your left hand, push the knot up and off the awl tip with your right thumb.
Slide the next pearl against the knot and repeat steps 1–3 until your strand is complete.
Your knots will stay snug and even. Once you complete the strand with a clasp, your professionally knotted strand is finished.
How To Finish Strands with Bead Tips
See how to finish strands neatly and professionally using bead tips to hide knots and provide a tidy, secure tip for attaching clasps. A variety of hole sizes allows you to accommodate a wide range of cord sizes.
Slide the bead tip onto the thread.
Guide the knot into the cup using an awl.
Tighten the knot, then add a second knot.
Clip off excess thread.
Apply jeweler’s cement to secure the knots.
Add a clasp, then close the hook into the tip.