Hey there Orchid family,
I have a wedding commission to make, a seven stranded Swarovski
crystal beaded choker. I have never strung beads before, but have
figured out my own way of doing it which I feel has a clean and
Let me run the technique by those of you experienced in this area.
Of course the worry is will the knots loosen and unravel… I
do not have any of the usual components to hand, French wire, crimps
or Jewellers cement. What I have done is this, I have used a silver
bead with a large enough hole to add a jumpring to, to attach it to
This bead is my French wire, loop or what ever you want to call it. I
have wound Nylon beadstring around the bead twice and then I have
knotted it adding 10-15 additional knots down the body of tread. Then
I cut it and then added my Crystal beads, they sit over each knot
snugly and perfectly!! Couldn’t believe my luck!! Then I added all my
beads to the measurement required, then I wondered how do I finish
this off securely and cleanly???
I left enough access tread at the end to tie on my silver bead, I
tied it to the body of work neatly with tiny knots and then with my
needle I treaded it through the next bead and tied it there twice
and then did the same thing with another four or five beads then I
treaded the rest of the access tread through some more beads until
there was no tread left. My question to all experienced stringers out
there is, do you feel this will be secure?? I feel it is, but you are
in the know not me… Next question…what should I
charge for beading one string of beads? I need to string seven 13 and
a half inch lengths.
I feel pretty good about my accomplishment, it looks really neat and
if I do say so myself…it looks pretty damned professional.
I would really appreciate your feedback and advice.
"Thank you in advance"