Kumihimo meets David Christensen

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? I like how the necklace flows from the beaded kimihimo through to the Swarovski crystals. 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!!!

What you will need

  • Swarovski crystals
  • jewel toned #8 Czech seed beads
  • David Christensen furnace glass focal pendant Bali beads.

Q&A with TjeCan

Ipanema asked:
I love this necklace. It is exquisite. The gradation of your beads' color beautifully compliments your Furnace Glass. The effect is masterful.
TjeCan answered:
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!
seiira asked:
I love Kumihimo, it is so under rated. You have done a lovely job.... congrats
TjeCan answered:
Thanks! It is a fun process.
Marcysuesonkin asked:
Beautiful piece! Well done.
TjeCan answered:
Marcysuesonkin asked:
Love this necklace. Would you be willing to share a complete material list and detailed instructions?
TjeCan answered:
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.

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