Edge Bead Necklace with Routa Bead Focal Kit - Caramel
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. I call this “Duo” because there are beads on both sides of the braid. It’s a quick braid with a great look and lots of appeal. The focal bead is a gorgeous Borosilicate Routa Bead. You can make it more casual with matte beads or more dressy with the sparkling silver lined beads. Whichever you choose, you’ll love it. 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 17”. Finished lengths include end caps & closure. The instructions are written for the longest length (20”) but you can easily adjust the size to any 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, 8 Bobbins, Scissors, Tape Measure, Needle and Thread, Glue (like Weldbond). You should know: Kumihimo Round Braid (Kongoh Gumi) and how to drop beads. For tips on threading beads on satin cord and dropping beads, check out Kumihimo Tips #10 & #14.
- Petite Satin Cord (enough for 20″ necklace)
- Routa Focal Bead
- 1 pkg 6/0 Toho or Miyuki Seed Beads
- 1 Set 6mm All in One Magnetic End Caps
- Instructions with photos