"FUSION-6" Kumihimo Celtic Beaded Necklace with Adjustable Closure - Plum

$ 60.00

Description:

I had alot of fun designing this series of necklaces with the Celtic Pendants. I guess, practice improves and I am very happy with the fusion of these colors. To achieve the “fusion” of colors, the 6 colors of beads are strung in a particular sequence of colored/patterned sections to create a “fused” look. The Celtic Pendants are made of porcelain and they are each handpainted. 

This kit teaches a variation of "starting in the middle" and also uses the "half-knot" method for attaching the Celtic Pendant. 

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 22 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 22 1/2′′ and even longer if you like.

Finished Beaded Length: 22 1/2"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure

This fusion of colors is made up in a combination of Miyuki and Tho 8/0 seed 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). 

You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I recommend the BeadSmith Thick Mini), 9 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:
  • Handpainted Celtic Porcelain Pendant
  • C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
  • Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads (6 colors) 
  • Barrel Bead for Closure
  • Wide Eye Needle
  • Instructions with Photos