******Karen's "FUSION-6" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace with Oaxaca Black Clay Pottery Heart & Adjustable Closure

$ 54.00

Description:

Okay, I've said it before, but this one is my NEW FAVORITE!  I absolutely love these colors. I call this design Karen's "Fusion-6" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace. 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 Oaxaca Black Clay Pottery Heart Focal comes pre-assembled. They are handmade, 3-D (not flat), and measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/8". 

The adjustable closure allows you to wear the necklace shorter or 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 longer if you like by extending the adjustable length.

Finished Beaded Length: around 18"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure

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), 8 bobbins, 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:
  • Oaxaca Black Clay Pottery Heart Focal (pre-assembled on bail - 1 1/2" x 1 1/8").
  • C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
  • Miyuki/Toho 8/0 Seed Beads (6 colors)
  • Barrel Bead for Closure
  • Wide Eye Needle
  • Instructions with Photos