******Karen's "FUSION-5" Kumihimo 8/O Beaded Necklace with Oaxaca Black Clay Pottery Heart and Adjustable Closure

$ 54.00


Okay, I've said it before, but this one is my NEW FAVORITES!  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 Black Pottery Heart Focal comes pre-assembled
The Heart Pendants are 3-D (not flat). The heart come pre-assembled on the bail. All you have to do is slide the pendant onto your finished beaded necklace. Supplies limited!

Hearts measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" (give or take). These are smaller than the previous 3-D Black Clay Pottery Hearts.

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 - 19" (depending on beads and braider) and the braided tails are about 6′′ on each end. You can wear this shorter or longer depending on what suits you! Can be as long as 28" if fully extended.

Finished Beaded Length: 18 - 19"
Additional length with Adjustable Closure

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:
  • Oaxaca Black Clay Pottery Heart 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" (pre-assembled on bail)
  • C-Lon Bead Cord (1 spool)
  • Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads (5 colors) Lots of Beads!
  • Barrel Bead for Closure
  • Wide Eye Needle
  • Instructions with Photos