Instant Download Tutorial - Kusari Tsunagi/Maru Yotsu Cluster Bead Necklace (4 bead colors)

$ 12.00

In the Kusari Tsunagi Cluster Bead Necklace Kit, you will learn the Kusari Tsunagi and Maru Yotsu braids and how to combine the two braids to create bead clusters. 

This approximately 25" necklace is made up of Satin Cord and 6/0 Toho/Miyuki seed beads and has 24 clusters. It is finished with a glue-in magnetic clasp.

This is a super fun technique that was inspired by my braiding hero, Jacqui Carey. The technique is clever yet simple and once you "get it", it is super fast. There are so many things you can do to make this braid creative including the palette of colors you choose for the cords and how they are positioned on the face of the Marudai. The beads add another layer to designing. There are no creative limits. Learn the technique and then have a ton of fun creating.   

I tried re-creating this braid on the foam disk and it just didn't work out well enough to create a pattern and a kit therefore it is a highly suggested that this is a Marudai-only kit. If you get this kit to try on a foam disk, and it's not successful, don't say I didn't warn you!

In this pattern I make specific no suggestions for colors. You may select your own custom Satin Cord colors as well as 6/0 seed bead colors. Following are links to some of the items I have used to create my sample:

Kumihimo Petite Satin Cord
6/0 Seed Beads
5mm All-in-One Magnetic End Caps

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