Pearl and Gemstone Knotting

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Pearl and Gemstone Knotting

Learn pearl knotting techniques and walk out with a new pearl necklace for yourself or to give as a gift.

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 10/26/2023 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thur, 10/26/2023


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All Levels, Class

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


Pearl knotting is not just for pearls, although pearls are a jewelry box staple that never go out of style. Always in fashion, pearls can be mixed with other gemstones or beads to create a unique, personalized necklace that can be dressed up or worn with a simple tee.

In this short, three-hour class, learn how to knot a string of pearls and attach a clasp. Many tips and tricks will be discussed. 


  • No jewelry experience is needed. 
  • Registration closes Oct. 21.


A $25 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all base materials needed.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome. 

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Karin Luvaas

Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under numerous jewelry masters including Blaine Lewis, founder of New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, and achieved graduate jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin also is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Her current work can be seen at

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