"8-Strand Beaded Kumihimo "Spiral" Necklace with Handpainted Heart Pendant -PRT
This is another kit in my collection of necklaces called "Painting with Beads".
THIS NECKLACE FEATURES AN ADJUSTABLE CLOSURE WITH BEADED TASSELS.
You will learn four great techniques in this kit: 1) You will learn the “Lark's Head Knot” method for attaching a pendant, 2) you will learn the technique for “Starting in the Middle”, 3) you will load beads for a Spiral pattern and 4) you will learn how to make an adjustable closure with beaded tassels. This is a fun necklace to make and these are techniques you can adapt to your other projects.
This necklace showcases a handpainted Ceramic Heart Pendant.
The beaded sections are a solid spiral and spotted spiral design and measure 7” on each side. The braided sections are a two color spiral and they also measure 6” on each side. The finished length of the necklace is approximately 26” (give or take depending on beads and braider’s technique). This necklace showcases a handpainted Ceramic Heart Pendant.
You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I like to use the Beadsmith THICK Mini), 9 Bobbins, Scissors, Tape Measure.
You should know: Kongoh Gumi braid structure (also called Round Braid) and how to drop beads. If you need a reminder check out Tip #14 Braiding with Beads.
- Handpainted Ceramic Heart Pendant
- C-Lon BeadCord (one spool)
- 8/o Toho/Miyuki Seed Beads (3 colors)
- Barrel Bead for Adjustable Closure
- Threading yarn
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with photos