********Karen's "FUSION-6" Kumihimo Oia Beaded Necklace with Adjustable Closure - Chartreuse
I had alot of fun designing this series of necklaces with the Oia Pendants. I guess, practice improves and 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 Oia Pendants are made of porcelain and they are each handpainted.
This kit teaches a variation of "starting in the middle" and also uses the "half-knot" method for attaching the Oia 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 22 1/2" (depending on beads and braider) and the braided tails are about 6′′ on each end. You can wear this necklace as short as 22 1/2′′ and even longer if you like.
Finished Beaded Length: 22 1/2"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure
This fusion of colors is made up in a combination of Miyuki and Tho 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).
- Handpainted Oia Porcelain Pendant
- C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
- Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads (6 colors)
- Barrel Bead for Closure
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with Photos