8-strand Kongoh Gumi Braided Necklace with Glass Art Flower - Cool Breeze & Turquoise
This gorgeous necklace, with a fiber braid and Glass Art Flower pendant, is really fun and easy to make. This 8-strand Kongoh Gumi braid is created with a combination of Jubilee Ribbon, which lends to the variegated look, and Petite Nylon Satin Cord. Dress it up or dress it down.
This necklace is approximately 24” long (depending on braider and individual technique) and it is finished with a glue-in magnetic clasp. The necklace can be finished shorter for those who like a shorter fit.
I tried this on both the thick (20mm) and standard (10mm) Kumihimo disks and I liked the 10mm disk better. The thick disk put a little too much strain on the ribbon.
- Kumihimo Jubilee Ribbon
- Petite Nylon Satin Cord
- Glass Art Flower Pendant
- 6mm All-in-One Magnetic Clasp
- Instructions with Photos
You will need: Kumihimo Foam Disk (I prefer the BeadSmith Mini, 10mm), 8 Plastic Bobbins, Scissors, Tape Measure, Needle & thread to finish ends or Cord Zapper, Glue to attach magnetic clasp (I use WeldBond Universal Glue; available at Ace Hardware and some craft stores)
You should already know: Kit assumes that you are familiar with and can successfully braid the Kongoh Gumi braid structure. Great kit for beginners!