******Karen's "FUSION-5" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace with Adjustable Closure - Semiglazed 25"

$ 46.00

Description:

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 25" (depending on beads and braider) and the braided tails are about 6
′′ on each end. You can wear this necklace as short as 25′′ and even longer if you like.

Finished Beaded Length: 25"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure

This necklace is made with Toho's gorgeous Semiglazed 8/o seed beads. The matte finish lends itself to a very rich look. 

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). 

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.

Kit Includes:
  • 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