This project was featured in Bead & Button Magazine as Elegant Ombre Braids, December 2019. It is a great project for students to learn how to blend different colors and sizes of beads in a kumihimo beaded braid. This updated version of the instructions has one of Adrienne’s exclusive tricks: Adding a internal core only at center focal section of the braid. This enlarges the braid diameter where for just a few inches to really make the crystal section the featured element. This version (blue) features a five bead ombre blend; crystal roundelle beads, three colors of demi beads and silver seed beads. Pre-requisites: • Experience setting up and braiding a beaded Kongoh gumi (round braid) on the round disk or marudai • Bead counting, accuracy is critical. • Using two part epoxy glue, link to tutorial ….