• Learn to make a fringed two-tone collar with seed beads and two-hole crescent beads. Featured in the February 2017 issue of Bead & Button Magazine. This version of the necklace uses both matte and shiny crescent beads for added dimension.  Also available in two other colorways: Purple/Blue and Turquoise/Gold.
    Kit Supplies:
    • Complete, detailed and illustrated instructions
    • Toho 8º round seed beads
    • CzechMates  3 x 10 mm Crescent Beads
    • 3mm Magatama Toho Teardrops
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18) & split ring
    • Magnetic Acrylic Clasp

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Beading Needle #12
    • Big Eye needle or bead spinner and bead spinner needle
    • Fireline, 6 lb. test, or nylon beading thread  size D
    • Cord zapper (optional)
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    • 2-part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting, & toothpick for attaching clasp - instructions for using 2-part epoxy
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Learn to make a fringed two-tone collar with seed beads and two-hole crescent beads. Featured in the February 2017 issue of Bead & Button Magazine, pg. 24 - 26. Also available in Purple/Blue colorway.
    Kit Supplies:
    • Complete, detailed and illustrated instructions
    • Toho 8º round seed beads
    • CzechMates  3 x 10 mm Crescent Beads
    • 3mm Magatama Toho Teardrops
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18) & split ring
    • Magnetic Acrylic Clasp

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Beading Needle #12
    • Big Eye needle or bead spinner and bead spinner needle
    • Fireline, 6 lb. test, or nylon beading thread  size D
    • Cord zapper (optional)
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    • 2-part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting, & toothpick for attaching clasp - instructions for using 2-part epoxy
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Learn to make a fringed two-tone collar with seed beads and two-hole crescent beads. Featured in the February 2017 issue of Bead & Button Magazine, pg. 24 - 26. Also available in Turquoise/Gold colorway.
    Kit Supplies:
    • Complete, detailed and illustrated instructions
    • Toho 8º round seed beads
    • CzechMates  3 x 10 mm Crescent Beads
    • 3mm Magatama Toho Teardrops
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18) & split ring
    • Magnetic Acrylic Clasp

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Beading Needle #12
    • Big Eye needle or bead spinner and bead spinner needle
    • Fireline, 6 lb. test, or nylon beading thread  size D
    • Cord zapper (optional)
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    • 2-part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting, & toothpick for attaching clasp - instructions for using 2-part epoxy
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Combine large and small beads in varied shapes for this gloriously textural kumihimo rope necklace. Bronze purple colorway. Also available Sleeping Beauty colorway. Featured in Beadwork Magazine, June 2015 Kit Supplies:
    • Toho 6 round seed beads
    • Toho 3mm magatama teardrops
    • Czech Mini Daggers 2.5x6mm
    • Fire-Polish 6mm
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord & split ring
    • Flexible core
    • Magnetic Clasp

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Thread zapper (or lighter)
    • Two part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Combine large and small beads in varied shapes for this gloriously textural kumihimo rope necklace. Sleeping beauty turquoise colorway. Featured in Beadwork Magazine, June 2015. Also available in Bronze/Purple colorway. Kit Supplies:
    • Toho 6 round seed beads
    • Toho 3mm magatama teardrops
    • Czech Mini Daggers 2.5x6mm
    • Fire-Polish 6mm
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord & split ring
    • Flexible core, to be used double
    • Magnetic Clasp

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Thread zapper (or lighter)
    • Two part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The top braid with the iridescent teardrops sits snugly between the outer braids giving the effect of one seamless unit. Featured in 2016 Kumihimo Fiber & Bead Jewelry Magazine.
    The highlight of this bracelet are the Czech glass Hematite iridescent rainbow teardrops. Also available in Silver.
    • Toho 8º beads
    • Czech 6x4mm teardrop beads
    • CzechMate 2-hole Lentils
    • S-Lon/C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18)

    Additional Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, 8 Tama, & Counterweight - or- Kumihimo disk & 8 bobbins
    • 4 ft. (1.25m) 10lb. Fireline®, or micro C/SLon cord
    • Beading needle or big-eye needle
    • FrayCheck, Gum Arabic or similar product (for stiffening cord ends)
    • 2-part epoxy glue
    Technique:  Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills:  Proficiency with 2-Drop Kongoh and bead counting Level of Experience:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The top braid with the iridescent teardrops sits snugly between the outer braids giving the effect of one seamless unit. Featured in 2016 Kumihimo Fiber & Bead Jewelry Magazine.
    The highlight of this bracelet are the Czech glass Silver iridescent rainbow teardrops. Also available in Hematite.
    • Toho 8º beads
    • Czech 6x4mm teardrop beads
    • CzechMate 2-hole Lentils
    • S-Lon/C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18)

    Additional Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, 8 Tama, & Counterweight - or- Kumihimo disk & 8 bobbins
    • 4 ft. (1.25m) 10lb. Fireline®, or micro C/SLon cord
    • Beading needle or big-eye needle
    • FrayCheck, Gum Arabic or similar product (for stiffening cord ends)
    • 2-part epoxy glue
    Technique:  Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills:  Proficiency with 2-Drop Kongoh and bead counting Level of Experience:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Instructions will be emailed within 48 hours of purchase. This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The top braid with the iridescent teardrops sits snugly between the outer braids giving the effect of one seamless unit. Featured in 2016 Kumihimo Fiber & Bead Jewelry Magazine.
    The highlight of this bracelet are the Czech glass Silver iridescent rainbow teardrops. Materials needed to complete project:
    • 26 grams 8º round beads (Japanese Toho or Miyuki recommended)
    • 1 strand (100 beads) Czech 6x4mm tear drop beads
    • 35 CzechMate 2-hole Lentils
    • S-Lon or C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18)
    • 1 gram 118º round beads (Japanese Toho or Miyuki recommended)
    • 5 feet of Fireline 6 lb.
    • Triple tube clasp magnetic (available at KumihimoResource.com)

    Additional Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, 8 Tama, & Counterweight - or- Kumihimo disk & 8 bobbins
    • Beading needle or big-eye needle
    • FrayCheck, Gum Arabic or similar product (for stiffening cord ends)
    • 2-part epoxy glue
    Technique:  Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills:  Proficiency with 2-Drop Kongoh and bead counting Level of Experience:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Combine large and small UnicorneBeads.com teardrop glass beads for this gorgeous kumihimo necklace. Caroline Blue and Bronze colorway.
    Also available in Marbled Turquoise color way.
    Kit Supplies:
    • Toho 8º round metallic seed beads
    • Czech Mini Daggers 2.5x6mm
    • UnicorneBeads.com Teardrops & Mini Teardrops
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord & split ring
    • Magnetic Acrylic Clasp
    • Complete detailed, illustrated instructions

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Thread zapper (or lighter), optional
    • Two part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Instructions will be emailed within 48 hours of purchase. This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The top braid with the iridescent teardrops sits snugly between the outer braids giving the effect of one seamless unit. Featured in 2016 Kumihimo Fiber & Bead Jewelry Magazine.
    The highlight of this necklace are the beautiful glass teardrops from UnicorneBeads.com. Materials needed to complete project:
    • Toho 8º round seed beads
    • Czech Mini Daggers 2.5x6mm
    • UnicorneBeads.com Teardrops & Mini Teardrops
    • CLon/SLon Bead Cord & split ring
    • Magnetic Acrylic Clasp
    • Complete detailed, illustrated instructions

    Additional Tools & Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, eight tama, counterweight & chopstick - or - Disk and eight plastic bobbins
    • Thread zapper (or lighter), optional
    • Two part epoxy adhesive, 5 minute setting
    • FrayCheck or Gum Arabic (for stiffing cord ends, superglue or nail polish can also be used)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The two base (bottom) braids support the third (top) braid which sits majestically on a higher level.
    The bracelet is made with two complimentary blue mini Unicorne Beads teardrops and they are the highlight of the project. Also available in Black & White.
    • Toho 8º beads
    • Unicorne.com mini teardrop beads
    • CzechMate 2 Hole Bars
    • CzechMate 2-hole Lentils
    • S-Lon/C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18)

    Additional Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, 8 Tama, & Counterweight - or- Kumihimo disk & 8 bobbins
    • 4 ft. (1.25m) 10lb. Fireline®, or similar thread
    • #10 or #12 Beading needle
    • FrayCheck, Gum Arabic or similar product (for stiffening cord ends)
    • 2-part epoxy glue
    Technique:  Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills:  Proficiency with 2-Drop Kongoh and bead counting Level of Experience:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Instructions will be emailed with 48 hours of purchase. This bracelet achieves dimensional impact by stacking and then joining three separate braids together. The two base (bottom) braids support the third (top) braid which sits majestically on a higher level.
    The bracelet is made with two complimentary mini Unicorne Beads teardrops and they are the highlight of the project.
    • 10 grams 8º shiny beads (Japanese Toho or Miyuki recommended)
    • 25 grams 8º matte beads or beads that compliment the shiny beads (Japanese Toho or Miyuki recommended)
    • 36 Unicorne.com mini teardrop beads, for contrasting colors, 12 for middle and 24 for sides
    • 9 CzechMate 2 Hole Bars
    • 20 CzechMate 2-hole Lentils
    • S-Lon/C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 (#18)

    Additional Supplies needed to complete project:
    • Marudai, 8 Tama, & Counterweight - or- Kumihimo disk & 8 bobbins
    • 4 ft. (1.25m) 10lb. Fireline®, or similar thread
    • #10 or #12 Beading needle
    • FrayCheck, Gum Arabic or similar product (for stiffening cord ends)
    • 2-part epoxy glue
    Technique:  Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills:  Proficiency with 2-Drop Kongoh and bead counting Level of Experience:  Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Kumihimo on the Double (Two To Tango) was featured in Bead & Button Magazine, June 2016. Although the instructions in the magazine were for making this on the marudai, disk instructions are included in the kit. Also available in Blue/Purple colorway. MATERIALS in Kit 11º Toho seed beads 6º Toho seed beads 3mm Toho magatama teardrops (not slanted magatamas) CzechMates 6mm 2 Hole Lentils CzechMates 2 Hole SuperDuos SLon/CLon Tex 135 Magnetic clasp: Approx. 24 x 22mm (Opening to fit 20mm flat leather) Other supplies needed to complete project: • Marudai, eight weighted tama, 25% counterweight - or - Kumihimo round disk with eight bobbins • Beading Thread: Micro CLon/SLon, One•G, or K.O. • #10 or #12 Beading Needle • Thread Zapper or lighter • Hemostat Clamp, smooth jaw (optional) • Crimping Pliers or any other jewelry pliers • 2-Part Epoxy Glue • 3rd Hand Tweezers (optional) • Gum Arabic, Fray Check, or similar product (optional)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Level of Experience: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Kumihimo on the Double (Two To Tango) was featured in Bead & Button Magazine, June 2016. Although the instructions in the magazine were for making this on the marudai, disk instructions are included in the kit. Also available in Black/Silver colorway. MATERIALS 11º Toho seed beads 6º Toho seed beads 3mm Toho magatama teardrops (not slanted magatamas) CzechMates 6mm 2 Hole Lentils CzechMates 2 Hole SuperDuos SLon/CLon Tex 135 Magnetic clasp: Approx. 24 x 22mm (Opening to fit 20mm flat leather) Other supplies needed to complete project: • Marudai, eight weighted tama, 25% counterweight - or - Kumihimo round disk with eight bobbins • Beading Thread: Micro CLon/SLon, One•G, or K.O. • #10 or #12 Beading Needle • Thread Zapper or lighter • Hemostat Clamp (smooth jaw) • Crimping Pliers or any other jewelry pliers • 2-Part Epoxy Glue • 3rd Hand Tweezers (optional) • Gum Arabic, Fray Check, or similar product (optional)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Level of Experience: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Instructions will be emailed within 48 hours of purchase. Kumihimo on the Double (Two To Tango) was featured in Bead & Button Magazine, June 2016. Although the instructions in the magazine were for making this on the marudai, disk instructions are included in the instructions. MATERIALS NEEDED TO COMPLETE PROJECT 10 grams 11º round seed beads (Japanese Toho or Miyuki recommended) 6 grams 6º Toho seed beads 3 grams 3mm Toho magatama teardrops (not slanted magatamas) 70 CzechMates 6mm 2 Hole Lentils 36 CzechMates 2 Hole SuperDuos SLon/CLon Tex 135 Magnetic clasp: Approx. 24 x 22mm (Opening to fit 20mm flat leather). Many color and style options available at KumihimoResource.com. Other supplies needed to complete project: • Marudai, eight weighted tama, 25% counterweight - or - Kumihimo round disk with eight bobbins • Beading Thread: Micro CLon/SLon, One•G, or K.O. • #10 or #12 Beading Needle, or big eye needle • Thread Zapper or lighter • Hemostat Clamp (smooth jaw) or any jewelry pliers • 2-Part Epoxy Glue • 3rd Hand Tweezers (optional) • Gum Arabic, Fray Check, or similar product (optional)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Level of Experience: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
  • Kumihimo on the Double (Two To Tango) was featured in Bead & Button Magazine, June 2016. Although the instructions in the magazine were for making this on the marudai, disk instructions are included in the kit. Also available in Blue/Purple colorway. MATERIALS 11º Toho seed beads 6º Czech seed beads 3mm Toho magatama teardrops (not slanted magatamas) CzechMates 6mm 2 Hole Lentils CzechMates 2 Hole SuperDuos SLon/CLon Tex 135 Magnetic clasp: Approx. 28 x 20mm (Opening to fit 25mm flat leather) Other supplies needed to complete project: • Marudai, eight weighted tama, 25% counterweight - or - Kumihimo round disk with eight bobbins • Beading Thread: Micro CLon/SLon, One•G, or K.O. • #10 or #12 Beading Needle • Thread Zapper or lighter • Hemostat Clamp (smooth jaw) • Crimping Pliers or any other jewelry pliers • 2-Part Epoxy Glue • 3rd Hand Tweezers (optional) • Gum Arabic, Fray Check, or similar product (optional)
    Technique: Kumihimo Beaded Braid Skills: 2-Drop Kongoh & Bead Counting Level of Experience: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

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