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A Beach Treasure

Flat Kumihimo Leather Necklace with Teardrop Beads
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelIntermediate
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.


Code: ABT-20160519-02

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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