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Kumihimo meets David Christensen

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Classic, Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Swarovski crystals, jewel toned #8 Czech seed beads, David Christensen furnace glass focal pendant Bali beads.

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What are you most proud of? I like how the necklace flows from the beaded kimihimo through to the Swarovski crystals.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you use a weight to create consistent tension on the braid or your braid and beads will have a lumpy look. Lots of extra clon thread is a must or the weight of the beads will strip the thread out of your bobbins and you will be playing pickup!!!

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I love this necklace. It is exquisite. The gradation of your beads' color beautifully compliments your Furnace Glass. The effect is masterful.

08/15/2012 Flag

Thank you! I have had some of his focal pieces for over a year and I have tried many different things with them and nothing did them justice. Then I learned kumihimo and it came together. I can't wait to experiement with some of the other pieces now!

08/15/2012 Flag

I love Kumihimo, it is so under rated. You have done a lovely job.... congrats

08/16/2012 Flag

Thanks! It is a fun process.

08/21/2012 Flag

Beautiful piece! Well done.

08/27/2012 Flag


08/28/2012 Flag

Love this necklace. Would you be willing to share a complete material list and detailed instructions?

09/07/2012 Flag

I don't have this necklace anymore. I donated it to Beads of Courage so I can't give specific materials. I might try writing a tutorial sometime soon.

02/08/2013 Flag