******Karen's "FUSION-3" Beaded Necklace with Porcelain Bird Pendant & Adjustable Closure - Mustard & Brick
I call this design the 8/0 “Color-Fusion-3” Kumihimo Beaded Necklace with Porcelain Bird Pendant. To achieve the “fusion” of colors, 3 colors of beads are strung in a particular sequence of colors/patterns, in sections, to create a “fused” look.
The beaded length is approximately 18” with another 6” on either end for adjustability. The finished necklace can be worn as short as 18”, plus or minus, and as long as up to 30”.
You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I recommend the BeadSmith Thick Mini), 8 bobbins, tape measure, scissors. You should know: Kumihimo Round Braid (Kongoh-Gumi) and how to “drop” beads. If you need a braiding with beads refresher check out Kumihimo Tip #14. While the instructions are written for a disk, they are easily adaptable to the Marudai.
- C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
- Miyuki / Toho 8/0 Seed Beads (3 colors)
- Porcelain Bird Pendant
- Porcelain Cheerio Accent Bead
- Barrel Bead for Adjustable Closure
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with Photos