Griffin Jewellery Silk for all your Stringing and Knotting needs!

Silk is the classic stringing material for use with pearls and semi-precious stones, giving excellent strength, durability and fabulous drape in necklaces.

It's important to remember that Pearls are typically drilled with holes of approximately 0.60mm or less, so only really fine stringing materials are suitable for use with these beads.

If you're knotting between your pearls, then it often pays to have a range of silk gauges to hand so you can match the size of the knot you produce to the size of the hole in your pearls.

The gauge of silk you use will also depend on whether you're stringing on a single or a double row, so, in order to encompass all these variables, we offer silk threads between 0.30mm to 0.80mm in diameter.

From our considerable experience with pearls, we would typically recommend the Griffin Silk No.3 (0.50mm) card for stringing on a double-row and Griffin Silk No.5 (0.65mm) card for single-row stringing for the majority of jobs.

For silk on a spool, we stock Griffin's 0.30mm silk. This we find ideal for the majority of pearl stringing and knotting jobs done using a double-strand.

Griffin produce the global standard in a wide range of jewellery silk threads, and we stock their full range of 21 colours in 0.50mm, 0.65mm and 0.80mm diameters. The wider gauges of silk are ideal for using with semi-precious stones, where both similar knotting techniques can be employed to improve drape and security if a breakage should occur.

Available on their handy 2m cards, which come complete with a needle attached, these are ideal for single-job plain-stringing or knotting of pearls, semi-precious stones and lighter glass beads where the finest drape is required.

  • Griffin Silk No.0 - 0.30mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.1 - 0.35mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.2 - 0.45mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.3 - 0.50mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.4 - 0.60mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.5 - 0.65mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk No.8 - 0.80mm - 2m

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  • Griffin Silk on Spools

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