Knotting With Paper Beads

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 4 comments

Putting knots in between beads is the technique used in stringing expensive pearls because it is secure and decorative at the same time.  I like to use knotting with paper beads, just as I like to use it with pearls and gem stones.  Knotting with paper beads or pearls is a very relaxing and enjoyable endeavor once you get the hang of it.  For this project, I use different shapes of paper beads: olive-shaped paper beads, diamond shaped paper beads and the cone shaped paper beads with crystals and glass beads.

Materials are: assorted paper beads, #6 or #5 silk cord (color of choice), clam tips, G-S Hypo Cement or clear nail polish, and magnetic clasp.

Main tool is a pair or tweezers.


Here’s  videos on how to knot in between beads

Part 2

It goes without saying, that techniques shown here can also be applied to any other beads.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.




  1. This is unbelievable. I am LOVING your site. So inspiring. Thank you for all of the wonderful tutorials.

  2. Really like this. It makes the beads stand out even more. Will be trying this technique at some point, I’m sure. You keep inspiring me!

    (Just a quick note though, I had the feeling that the video ended too early? Why are you unravelling the thread? I would have loved to see the end product, too.)

    • Hi Eveline,

      Sorry about this mistake, and thank you for calling my attention to it, I did not even realize that the video got cut-off. I will upload the correct video hopefully by tomorrow. In the mean time, I divided up the two cords so you can tie it together with a right over left and left over right knot, you do this twice to make sure it is secure and it will not go through the hole of the clam tip. Put a dab of glue or clear nail polish, then attach your clasp.

  3. wonderful wonderful wonderful !! i LOVE your work !! i wish i had your dexterity !!