I did not make any more beads as I thought I might. The heat wave was fast and furious around here ! lol ! I had alot of fun putting these two necklaces together. The tough part was deciding how many beads to use on the first one. The first one is the round braid. I used my new 2mm satin cording to make that braid. I used two colors even though they are hard to tell apart. A light blue and a very pale seafoam green. It turned out great I think.
A little background on this necklace. The original tutorial I bought calls for a 9mm round, stuffed silk cord. These are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the US ready made and I couldn't find anyone willing to make one. I would of had to buy from over seas and the charge for shipping alone was ridiculous so I decided a round kumi braid would work just as well - and it did.
For the second one, I decided to mix it up a bit and made a flat kumi braid. It worked out just fine. :) I used more brand new 2 mm satin cording in a beige with a coral worked thru. I love the pattern. :) All in all, the necklaces are something I personally won't wear but they were fun to put together. It's not that I don't like them - I just don't wear necklaces. Haven't for a VERY long time. lol ! They get in my way. lol ! Make sure to click on the photo's to get a larger view. :)
So along with the necklaces, I have been playing with beaded kumihimo bracelets and may I say, I am so addicted to it ! I knew I would be since I loved making kumihimo braids from before. This is just the icing on the cake or the tip of the iceberg or whatever cliche' would be appropriate here. lol ! Point is, I'm really having ALOT of fun with it. :)
I'll save all that for the next post. Which I know I won't wait a week to do ! lol !
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