Tutorial: Making a Hand Knotted Necklace

By Brittni • Updated on 02/12/2024

I decided to take a tiny break from tutorial Tuesday this week, so I could focus on some other things. But luckily, we still have a great video tutorial to feature, thanks to jewelry designer, Jenny Hoople from Authentic Arts.

With the ever-increasing use of fishing line and memory wire in beaded jewelry, Jenny’s “old” method of hand knotting revives this fading art form.

So, if you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own jewelry, this video is a great first step.

And to view more of Jenny’s hand knotted creations, visit her blog and shop, Authentic Arts.

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This could be a bit better. I have been told NEVER to use a single strand of silk when hand knotting. They need to not fit through the holes…
And also, if you are making an 18″ necklace have triple the amount of silk cut and then use 2-3 strings the same size, or more depending on hole size.Otherwise, this video showed me things I had never been shown and how to do it easily..

merry becker

This is a GREAT tutorial! Jenny makes it look so easy. I know. I tried and let’s say that my knots were much much MUCH wonkier. However, I did find this very inspiring and I will be trying again. Thanks so much for making this available!


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Nola Botti

Thanks for the great tutorial, much appreciated. I’m off to try knotting now.


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