Pearl / Gemstone Knotting (Jewellery Making) - One Day Workshop - In Person, In London



This is a one day introduction to pearl / gemstone bead knotting for jewellery making. Traditionally, expensive beads, especially pearls are knotted on strings of silk to create necklaces - the knots add decorative spacing between the beads, and of course also add the function of helping to stop delicate beads knocking on each other, and to hold the beads together should the string break... In this shortened one day course, we cover the key skills to confidently start to create your own knotted necklaces. Learn how to plan out, knot and securely add a clasp to create your jewellery, as well as learning about the threads and tools available. In the class you will create a pair of knotted bracelets - a bracelet is the same process as for a necklace, but by creating bracelets, rather than a longer necklace, you will get more practice of the key starting and finishing techniques. Maximum class size of 2 people at my dedicated workshop space to allow enough space to work with the long threads needed for this technique! (for other classes, I take 3 students at a time). Course runs from 10am to 2.30pm at my workshop here in Camden Town, London NW1 with a half hour lunch break.

What's included in the price?

During the day you will create at least one knotted gemstone bracelet, but probably two! The fee includes; - your day of tuition - 10am to 2.30pm, use of all relevant tools, all beads needed from my selection of lovely gemstones, and any other consumables needed for your creations, tea, coffee and refreshments. Lunch is not included, but there are many local cafes.


4 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I have been making jewellery since 1994, I have a teaching certificate for teaching adults, plus BA and MA certificates in Jewellery and have been teaching jewellery making at adult education centres & around London since 2009. I love sharing my skills, helping my students to make beautiful jewellery, and to develop and refine their skills and creativity. Jewellery making is great for a fun day out, a hobby, or of course, as a career! Do join me to make your own gorgeous jewellery.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
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Camden Street, , London, Greater London, NW1 0HX