Silk and its Uses

Silk Cord The softness and stability Silk providesĀ is one of the reasons it is very popular among beaders. You can make a simple necklace by stringing gemstone beads on the cord and finishing it off with a nice clasp. If you want to take it a step further knotting in-between each bead can create more … Continue Reading

Greek Worry Beads or Meditation Beads

Are Meditation Beads the same as Worry Beads? What are Worry Beads? Worry beads are traditionally from Greece. Everyone in Greece carries these glass or gemstone beads strung on a cord. They are usually strung very loose so they can be flipped around your hand throughout the day. Worry beads are very similar to the … Continue Reading

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads We all love making long silk knotted necklaces with gemstones and even adding tassels to them. We have tons of them! When we get new rounds in- of course, we all have to make ourselves a new silk knotted tassel necklace. Have you ever called one of these a mala … Continue Reading

Learn how versatile Traditional Silk Knotting really is!

Knotting string is one of the easiest techniques to learn if you’re a beginner. It can also make beautiful statement pieces that look far more complicated than they actually are. Silk knotting can be used to create bracelets, necklaces, or earrings with any bead that can fit on silk, cotton, or even leather cord. It … Continue Reading