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Pearl Knotting - September 29 (PM)

Pearl Knotting - September 29 (PM)

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In this class you will learn all the in's and out's of the ancient technique of pearl knotting. This technique extends beyond pearls; you can use this for any beads to create an organic look for your necklace or bracelet, or even create a mala! At the end of class, you will have completed a knotted necklace using rice-shaped freshwater pearls with a sterling or 14K gold filled clasp.

We will cover:

  • Which tools to use to knot pearls
  • Different types of pearls on the market,
  • The difference between silk and nylon knotting,
  • Determine size of thread for different sizes of holes in the pearls (or beads)
  • Various closure options, and
  • Other tips and tricks to create beautifully spaced, even knots


  • 3 contact hours, ages 14+ at the Silver Peak Gallery Classroom located at 100 E. Cleveland St. Lafayette 80026
  • Sunday, September 29, 3:00-6:00
  • # students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
  • Materials kit fee is $35 which includes the specialized tweezers (yours to keep), mat, freshwater pearls, thread, and sterling silver or 14K gold filled clasp.  Material fee is due at the beginning of class and is payable to the instructor via cash, check, or Venmo.
  • Prerequisite: none

By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

About the instructor, Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is from Buffalo, NY and recently moved to Louisville, CO after spending ten years in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in Art History and Management from SUNY Purchase and is a multidisciplinary artist & jeweler who has studied various jewelry processes including beading, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, fabrication, wax carving, and most recently, welding! She taught her first jewelry making class when she was 16 and fell in love with sharing knowledge & techniques. 

Samantha learned jewelry making through classes at local bead stores, lots of trial and error, and has taken metal fabrication classes at the Jewelry Arts Institute in Manhattan. She then was an apprentice for an independent jeweler in Brooklyn. Most recently, she was a bench jeweler at Catbird NYC before moving out to Colorado with her husband. Samantha now has a jewelry line, Saintly, that she sells on Etsy and at art festivals. 

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