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A Beach Treasure

Flat Kumihimo Leather Necklace with Teardrop Beads
designed byCheri Carlson
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueKumihimo
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size18 Inches

Beaches are full of lost treasures like fisherman's nets. I created an open weave for this necklace to give it the same effect.

Cheri's Signature

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Strands of leather from Leather Cord USA create an organically styled weave in this flat kumihimo necklace. Drops from Unicorne Beads look like glass floats dangling from a fisherman's net. Discover other ideas for using kumihimo techniques in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Leather Cord USA .5mm Natural Blue Round Leather - By the Foot
Code BTF-0870
Material Real Leather Brand Leather Cord USA Thickness 0.5mm Sold by the Foot Important Occasionally, orders over 5 feet may be sent in more than one piece. No piece will be shorter than 3 feet.
1
$0.34
$0.28
20 $0.29 $0.24
Unicorne Beads Wine and Purple Swirl Boro Glass Teardrop Drop
Code DROP-0022
Material Glass Brand Unicorne Beads Hole Size 1.2mm Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Depth 9-10mm, Length 9-10mm, Width 7.5-8.5mm
1
$0.69
$0.49
11x6mm Silver-Plated Brass Ribbed Cord End Cap
Code FIND-1560
Material Silver-Plated Features Crimpable
1
$0.10
$0.08
60 $0.08 $0.06
12x7mm Stainless Steel Lobster Claw
Code CLASP-0646
Material Stainless Steel
1
$0.99
$0.88
10 $0.89 $0.79
Sterling Silver 5mm 20.5 gauge Open Round Jump Ring
Code FIND-1835
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 5.1 x 0.8mm Aspect Ratio 4.8x Thickness 20 Gauge Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.25
$0.22
20 $0.21 $0.18
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Square Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code TOOL-617
Brand BeadSmith
1
$4.99
$4.09
The BeadSmith Kumi Weight Lite with Hook
Code SUP-0240
Brand BeadSmith
1
$7.99
$7.19
TOHO One-G Beading Thread Blue 50-Yard Spool
Code STRNG-0398
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand TOHO Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.29
$3.51
The BeadSmith 10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack
Code NEED-09
Brand BeadSmith
1
$2.49
$1.96
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz
Code SUP-0542
1
$7.99
$7.19
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1
$7.49
$6.74
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-133
1
$9.49
$8.35
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