How to Use the Beadalon Knot a Bead Tabletop Knotter Tool

Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas! Hi this is Megan with today I’m going to show you how to use
the Beadalon knot a bead tabletop knotter tool and this is what the tool looks like. It comes in a package that looks like this and what this is
for is for placing a single overhand knot between the beads in the Strand. The most common
application you’ll see for that is pearl knotting and I just have an example here. This is Julie’s project Lady Emma’s Pearls and its
fresh water pearls with Griffin silk used to string them. It’s got a single knot between each pearl. This is
a very common way to use this technique. They list all these knottable
materials on the side of the box there’s too many to go over now but they’re basically letting you know that you can use basically anything that’s knottable and then you can string beads on. They
talk about braided cords, cotton hemp, leather, imitation leather, nylon rattail. They do you obviously include silk so you if you want to do a strand of knotted
beads you use this tool. So I’m using waxed cotton
cord and large acrylic party beads so you can
see way I’m doing. You can see I’ve got started here, the larger
cord is a little harder to keep it kind of going back and forth and being
a little funny. If with practice you could get it to
do it. I was just doing this really quickly. If you using a finer cord like silk it’s not going to
do that you don’t need to worry about it. So to
start you’re going to put a knot at the end of the cord like I did here. Other than that it’s exactly the same for each knot I’m not gonna start a new one. I’m just
going to keep going from here. You want all of your beads strung or at least some strung bring you next bead down next to the knot whether it’s the starting knot or the last
one you made. Put it through the opening and bring it down behind the awl which is this
little metal pin here that moves. Take your strand of beads. Just make an overhand knot and put the beads back through the opening and down the other
side again and then tighten the knot by pulling up and pulling the bead still I found that to be helpful. Then you’re going to take your cord hook it in this little hook here and then you wanna go ahead and pull with a medium pressure and you’re going to continue to apply
pressure as you slide the awl over and you’ll feel the knot kinda catch in the
little hook and just pull tight and drop it down. What this is going to do is allow you to snug and your knot up right next to the bead every time really
quickly and easily especially if you do this repetitively you’ll get very fast at it. So I’m going to do it slow one more time and I’ll show you how faster slide your bead down and put it through the opening, tie your knot, drop it down behind pull it snug, bring it over to the hook, pull, move the awl and pull it snug drop your bead down, put it back behind tie the overhand knot drop your beads back behind again, pull up
to snag your knot pull it tight and bring it over behind the
hook, pull and move the awl out of the way. You can get pretty quick at it and move right along the strand If you do a lot of knotting if you wanna start, if you find it difficult
to get your knots uniformly placed and nice and tight this is a really handy tool that you can
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25 thoughts on “How to Use the Beadalon Knot a Bead Tabletop Knotter Tool

  1. WOW! they don't stop to impress me whit all of the new tools to make everythings more easy so Cool love it!!

  2. Dá pra fazer esses nós usando uma agulha grossa, como a de crochê. Achei essa bugiganga totalmente inútil. 

  3. do you finish with no clasp on this machine,no one tells us how,is it the same as your pearl video?need help

  4. I'm new to beading and I find it harder to add new string while knotting with unsteady hands. Can this tool be used to add string to projects?

  5. Is there a formula to determine the length of stringing material needed for a knotting project? For example, I would like to make a 7.5 inch bracelet. How much stringing material would I need to use. For wrap bracelets, I would use 3x as much. Thank you.

  6. This tutorial is really good and thorough, my thoughts on this unit are purely based on the tool itself. I was comparing this to the Beadalon Knotter Tool. They do the same thing but it looks like the Beadalon one would be simpler to use and easier to get a good flow going since it's a handheld tool. The Beadalon one is basically an awl with a yoke in front (a V shaped sewing tool) wrap around the awl, pull tight, then pop it into the yoke and push this little button where your thumb naturally rests and it slides it into place. I just don't see why this unit needs to be so big. I have limited crafting real estate in my house, every inch of space that I can save is appreciated.

  7. The blue knotting tool looks so fiddly to use! The simple hand tool or just tweezers' looks so much easier to use!

  8. For people saying this is a waste of money: some people are not skilled enough with their hands/fingers to do all of that tying to use a hand held one. Relax, we are all not the same. Just move on to another video.

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