Pearls are timeless classics that jewelry makers use for their various designs. This jewelry piece is mostly used for exquisite and luxurious type of jewelry. Pearls complement other jewelry complements like gemstones, vintage-style jewelry, leather, and many more.
However, stringing pearls can be quite a challenge for jewelry designers due to its generally small hole size and delicate nature. Here are some handy tips on how you can string your pearl jewelry with much ease.
1. Use Pearl Reamers
You may have decided to just use small stringing wires to string your pearl jewelry but sometimes it’s just not enough. If that’s the case, then you can just make the hole larger. This can be achieved by using pearl reamers.
The pearl reamer tool can help widen the holes of the pearls. To avoid damage or breakage to your pearls, ream the pearls underwater or with running water for less tension. Also, please take note that you need to use pearl reamers not the typical bead reamer. Pearl reamers have a sharper tip and corkscrew design.
2. Find pearls that have large holes
To make things easier for you, you can just find or purchase pearls that already have hefty holes. But what size should the hole be? Usually, 3mm is already a great hole size for a pearl so you can use that as reference.
3. Give adequate space
Pearls can also be used as “supporting” pieces to accentuate jewelry. Whatever design you’re going with your pearls, be sure to put adequate space when stringing them together. If the pearls are way too close to each other, then it might get damaged due to continuous friction.