How do I attach a clasp to a string of pearls or beads that I have strung on silk cord?
Bead tips (also known as knot cups), conceal and secure knots tied with silk cord and connect the cord to the clasp. First knot the cord inside a bead tip, dab the knot with glue, and then use pliers to gently close the cup around the knot. Attach a clasp to the bead tip’s loop, and then close the loop around the clasp. Please see our Technique on pearl knotting for photos and instructions on how to use bead tips.