How to Restring an Endless Pearl Necklace

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How to Restring an Endless Pearl Necklace
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An endless pearl necklace is just a long strand of beads you can wear around your neck and drape it more than once to make it appear that you are wearing several strands of pearls. Endless pearl necklaces have been anywhere from 35 inches long to 100 inches long and do not have a clasp. They do not need a clasp because the necklaces will easily fit over your head. If your necklace gets broke or the string deteriorates over time, you can easily restring your endless pearl necklace.

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Things you need

  • Pearls
  • Seam ripper
  • Bowl
  • Ruler
  • Silk string
  • Scissors

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    Gather up as many of the beads as you can from your broken endless pearl necklace. If some of the pearls are still on part of the old string, gently remove them by breaking the knots between each pearl with a seam ripper. Place all of the pearls in a bowl to keep them all in one place and so they don't roll away while you are working on restringing them.

  2. 2

    Measure some silk string with a ruler or measuring tape for the length that your original endless pearl necklace was and add 5 or 6 inches to give you plenty of room for tying knots. Silk string is often used in the making of professionally beaded pearl necklaces, but you can use another type of string if you want, such as nylon. Cut the string at the length you need.

  3. 3

    Make a knot at one end of the string about 2 inches away from the end. Feed a pearl on to the string and slide it all the way down against the knot. Make another knot next to the pearl as tight and as close to the side of the pearl as you can. Knots are made between each pearl so the pearls do not get damaged from sliding around together, and so you don't lose all of them if the strand breaks. Repeat this step until you have all of the pearls on the string.

  4. 4

    Add the last pearl and make a knot after it. Tie the two ends of the necklace together and make a tight triple knot to make sure it stays secure. Make the knot as close to the beads as you can to try to make the knot invisible. Your pearl necklace is now ready to be worn out to a fancy dinner date.

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