# Tin Cup Necklace

For all you beaders out there

I am hanging a pendant on a tin cup necklace. I am using silver
plated beadalon 19. I am curious how much I should figure in for each
knot in the length.

Thanks,
Lisa
LL Fowler Designs
Fort Collins, CO 80526

I just finished a necklace with the custmers culture pearls.

She wanted 12 pearls, 16" total length.

So I did the math and there was less than an inch of string in
between each pearl. Came out perfect, happy customer.

Laurie

I would estimate a take-up of at least 1/3 the length of the strand,
although I would never knot 19 strand Beadalon.

BBR - Sandi Graves, Beadin’ Up A Storm

``````I am using silver plated beadalon 19. I am curious how much I
should figure in for each knot in the length.
``````

Lisa - I’ve usually added 1/8" for each knot when I’ve knotted
pearls, but it will depend on what kind of knots you tie (very tight,
a little loose, single or double). I haven’t knotted beadalon so if
it were me, I’d cut a piece of beadalon about2-3 inches long (enough
to be able to comfortably tie a knot in it). Measure it accurately
before you tie the knot and measure it accurately after you tie the
knot. You’ll know for sure how much cord the knot uses. Then cut
enough cord to make the necklace the length you want plus enough for
extra to give myself a bit of leeway. After all the cord is the
cheapest component of your necklace - don’t make it difficult on
yourself to work with it. Better to cut more than you’ll need than to
wind up and be short.

Just my approach to it.
K

It depends. What method are you using to make the tin cup necklace?
Could you give a little bit more step by step detail? That will help

Hi

``````I would estimate a take-up of at least 1/3 the length of the
strand, although I would never knot 19 strand Beadalon.
``````

Apologies if this is already covered…the small (1 mm?) round
crimps on each side of your pearl would look pretty in your necklace.
If you really want to knot, the 49 strand would work better, but I
don’t think Beadalon in general is going to hold a knot very well.
The knot will stay knotted, it just isn’t as pretty as some of the
other stringing material

Good Luck
Kim

I agree with Sandi - I wouldn’t even think of trying to knot 19
using 49 strand. SoftTouch by SoftFlex is touted as being so
flexible, pearls can be strung and knotted as if using silk.

BUT there’s another alternative. You can use.8 mm sterling beading
chain and the Magical Crimp Forming Tool - you put a 2x2mm sterling
tube crimp in the places that you would knot and use the Magical
tool - gently - to make a perfectly round BEAD that will hold the