****Karen's "FUSION-5" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace with Adjustable Closure - Caribbean - 18 1/2"
Okay, I've said it before, but this one is my NEW FAVORITE! I call this design Karen's "Fusion-5" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace. To achieve the “fusion” of colors, the 5 colors of beads are strung in a particular sequence of colored/patterned sections to create a “fused” look.
The adjustable closure allows you to wear the necklace shorter or longer. I have designed this necklace to be worn a little longer. The finished length of the beaded portion is right around 18 1/2" (depending on beads and braider) and the braided tails are about 6′′ on each end. You can wear this necklace as short as 18 1/2"′′ and quite a bit longer if you like.
Finished Beaded Length: 18 1/2"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure (up to 12" extra)
This necklace is made up in a combination of Opaque and matte finished beads.
Keep in mind, you can also finish this necklace with a 4mm clasp of your choosing. I like the 4mm Acrylic End Cap with this (does not come in kit).
- C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
- Miyuki/Toho 8/0 Seed Beads (5 colors) Lots of Beads!
- Barrel Bead for Closure
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with Photos