Jewelry Making Course: Pearl Knotting

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A 2.5-hour workshop with Designer Lily Morda. This is an Intermediate level course. Offered as Private, one-on-one instruction or at a discounted group rate.

*Please note: Some basic stringing and practice materials included. Beads and other materials necessary to complete class projects are sold separately. Students receive a 10% discount on any materials purchased on the day(s) of the workshop.

Voucher Purchase: This class voucher can be purchased for your own use (dates to be decided after purchase) or given as a gift (a gift certificate can be provided, which can be emailed to the recipient or printed).

What does the course cover? Students will learn to knot between pearls or semi-precious stone beads strung on silk-cord, using a simple tool called a “knotting awl.” Students will also be taught how to correctly finish their hand- knotted pieces and how to add a clasp. This is a classic time-honored technique for creating knotted necklaces and bracelets that any designer, whether she be amateur or professional, would surely want to add to her skill repertoire. It is also an essential technique to know for jewelry repair and vintage restoration. Depending on the length of each student’s piece, and how quickly students learn the knotting technique, projects may or may not be completed by the end of class.

What do I need to bring? Nothing but yourself and a desire to learn! However, if you have some beads or broken jewelry pieces at home that you would like to incorporate into your class project, please feel free to bring them along. All necessary tools, along with coffee and tea are provided. Stringing materials and practice ribbon are also provided.


  • For cancellations made 8 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 6 weeks in advance we offer a 50% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund or one free date change

If we receive less than 4 weeks notice we are unable to offer a refund. We can, however, offer one free date change.

Course Instructor: Lily Morda has been a professional jewelry designer, teacher and avid bead collector in both the U.S. and Europe since 1988. Her unique, high quality designs have sold to collectors all over the world.

Course Dates & Times: Private classes are at a time and date to suit you. You will be contacted once we receive your voucher purchase. When purchasing your voucher you will be given the opportunity to tell us your preferred course date. If you and a friend or two (or more) would like to schedule a class together, discounted group pricing is available. We can accommodate small groups of 2-5 students. Group classes are generally 2.5 - 3hrs. long.

Course Location: We offer seasonal courses in a lovely part of Italy known as La Versilia, on the coast of Tuscany. This spectacular area offers a wealth of riches: the Apuan Alps, Mediterranean beaches, charming hill towns nestled among forested hills… truly breathtaking.

Please contact us and tell us your preferred dates for your class. 

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