Restringing Pearls, Part II

In Part I of this series, we outlined the benefits of pearl restringing and discussed how you can start your restringing service. In Part II, we'll show you how to restring pearls using the Tri-Cord Knotter method. (Part III will lead you through the traditional tweezers-and-awl method.) You'll need the following tools and supplies: A Tri-Cord Knotter Fine-tipped precision scissors Diamond-plated bead reamer or a pearl drill. Silk bead cord. The most common sizes are #3, #4, and #5, but you should have an assortment on hand. If a customer wants a slightly longer or shorter strand, you can use a smaller or larger cord to adjust the knot size, which will slightly shorten or lengthen the finished strand. You can also try different cord sizes to see which is the most appropriate fo

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