"Beaded 8/0 Kumihimo Necklace Kit with Reversing Spirals & Porcelain Diamond Donut Pendant & Adjustable Closure - Lime/Pansy
I call this design the 8/0 Reversing Spirals Necklace. To achieve the "reversing spirals", 5 colors of beads are strung in a particular sequence of colors to create a “reversing spiral” look.
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.
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 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.
- Handpainted Porcelain Donut Pendant
- Porcelain Accent Bead
- C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
- Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads (5 colors)
- Barrel Bead for Closure
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with Photos