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Knot to UnKnot: Barely There Knotted Pearl Necklace Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 PM  
Mary Ellen Merrigan $60  
This workshop is 3 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Fiber, Jewelry

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The "Barely There" knotted necklace uses an overhand knot technique that encourages students to relax and unknot! This is a chance for attendees to feed their inner creative with laughter and learning in an environment dedicated to expanding the wholeness of creativity. We explore an age-old meditative technique, rhythmic knotting, to make a "Barely There" necklace of pearls on silk thread. Barely There necklaces get rave reviews from travelers of all ages. In addition, those who prefer to wear a lighter necklace will enjoy this project. There's something easy and sophisticated about a pearl that makes a pearl necklace as appropriate with a t-shirt as when paired with a formal dress. In this instance, the knotted and spaced thread gives the illusion the pearls float. Students will complete the 40" - 70" necklace and learn more about knots in the process. Participants are welcome to add their own design innovations, including accent beads of glass. We'll discuss possibilities and see various design examples during the session.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $15.00 includes:
  • Kit includes 1 packet No. 6 natural silk,
  • approximately 60 pearls of various shapes and sizes in coordinated colors, (choose from blue, gray, bronze, turquoise)
  • clamshell tips
  • jump rings
  • lobster clasp
  • toothpick

Student should bring:

  • Lighting and magnifier if needed
  • scissors
  • bead mat
  • awl, if desired

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

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Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
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call: 602-956-0189

Questions: Maryellen@maryellenbeads.com
Website: www.MaryEllenBeads.com/blog