****Another Edge Bead Necklace Kit: KRF-48
I call this necklace kit “Not Just Another Edge Bead Necklace” because it is a
new take on the old edge bead technique. While it looks similar, it is quite different. In addition to the bead loading and dropping sequence being different, the new necklace is made up of primarily Kumihimo Rayon Filament (KRF) with Petite Satin Cord as an accent. Believe it or not, this is an 8 strand Kumihimo Round Braid (Kongoh Gumi). The addition of the beads makes the beaded
section “appear” to be a flat braid but it is indeed the round braid.
The style of this necklace is well suited for shorter lengths however I have provided enough material in the kit to make up to a 20” necklace; my preference is closer to 18”. Finished lengths include end caps & closure. The instructions are written for the longest length (20”) but you can easily adjust the size to any shorter length simply by choosing where you want to finish & trim the end sections. You can also make bracelets using the same technique.
You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I use either the standard thickness or the THICK mini disk), 8 Bobbins, Scissors, Tape Measure, Fray Block, Glue (I like Weldbond).
You should know: Kumihimo Round Braid (Kongoh Gumi) and how to drop beads. For a reminder on dropping beads, check out Kumihimo Tips #14.
- 9 yards Kumihimo Rayon Filament
- 3 yards Petite Satin Cord
- 6/0 Toho / Miyuki Seed Beads
- 1 Set 6mm All-in-One Magnetic Clasp
- Instructions with Photos