I'm afraid that the size of the knots might interfere with the
overall aesthetic of the necklace.
Hi Bradley, Just one person's opinion here... on the other hand, the
knots can add to the overall aesthetic. I recently strung a necklace,
alternating ~8mm red coral beads with 3mm 14k gold beads. The knot
between each bead helped establish a repetitive pattern that I found
to be quite pleasing to the eye. It kind of established a consistency
among the alternating pattern of the beads. Don't out-think yourself
on this one!
It also forced me to learn to use the tri-cord knotting tool in
which I invested a while back... another "thread" altogether! No pun
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans' Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)