Finishing a nylon thread necklace to add a clasp and a back chain

Nylon threads are the most commonly straining material in the indian jewellery. They are used as a single strand or a multiple strand depending on the size and the weight of the bead, the size of the hole and the fall of the necklace. Jewellery designers will need to consider this aspect of the straining material while designing the necklace. And not to forget the colour of the nylon threads.  The most commonly available colours are white, black and a mango yellow. The jewellery karigars always use these threads to create their jewellery. And follow the traditional methods of making the necklaces. They use a make-shift necklace created with the zari threads to string the beads onto the threads.

It is a wonder to watch the karigars work with these needles and threads while they quickly create the necklaces. Here, in this post, I have shared a couple of videos where the karigars are adding the clasps to the nylon thread necklace. The video may not be very clear, but I would encourage you to ask any queries you have regarding these techniques so I can share my learnings with you. I have been working with the karigars for years and I have watched them working through the layers of necklaces each time with wonder!

So, sit back and enjoy the video while you learn some techniques of making your jewellery.

 

Create your best,

Madhavi

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