"Beaded 8/0 FUSION-6" Kumihimo Necklace Kit with Handpainted Diamond Donut Pendant and Adjustable Closure - Sugarplum/Terracotta

$ 58.00

Description:

I had alot of fun designing this series of necklaces with the Handpainted Porcelain Pendants. I am very happy with the fusion of these colors. To achieve the “fusion” of colors, the 6 colors of beads are strung in a particular sequence of colored/patterned sections to create a “fused” look. The Pendant is made of porcelain and they are each handpainted. 

This kit teaches a variation of "starting in the middle" and also uses the "Braided Lark's Head Knot" technique for attaching the Pendant. 

The adjustable closure allows you to wear the necklace shorter or longer.  I have designed this necklace to be worn a little longer. The finished length of the beaded portion is right around 18" (depending on beads and braider) and the braided tails are about 6
′′ on each end. You can wear this necklace as short as 18′′ and even longer, up to 30, if you like.

This fusion of colors is made up in a combination of Miyuki and Toho 8/0 seed beads.

Keep in mind, you can also finish this necklace with a 4mm clasp of your choosing. I like the 4mm Acrylic End Cap with this (does not come in kit). 

You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I recommend the BeadSmith Thick Mini), tape measure, scissors. You should know: Kumihimo Round Braid (Kongoh-Gumi) and how to “drop” beads. If you need a braiding with beads refresher check out Kumihimo Tip #14.  While the instructions are written for a disk, they are easily adaptable to the Marudai.

Kit Includes:
  • Handpainted Porcelain Donut Pendant
  • Porcelain Accent Bead
  • C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
  • Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads (6 colors) 
  • Barrel Bead for Closure
  • Wide Eye Needle
  • Instructions with Photos