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Dragon Song

Dragon Scale Kumihimo Necklace
designed byCheri Carlson
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueKumihimo
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size20 1/2 Inches

The Dragon Scale Beads at the center of this necklace add a beautiful texture. I chose beads that have a bit of color variation, so I only needed two types to get the look that I wanted.

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Dragon scale beads create a magical look in this enchanting kumihimo necklace. Their pointed shapes add texture to a simple design and the color is truly wondrous. Learn how to make this mesmerizing necklace and add a Dragon Song to your style!

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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!
4mm Silver-Plated Rolo Chain By the Foot
Code BTF-0641
Material Silver-Plated Longest Link 4.0 - 4.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
1
$2.70
$2.29
3 $2.40 $2.04
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code SS-OJR30-G
Material Sterling Silver .925 Outside Diameter 5.8mm Aspect Ratio 5.9x Thickness 21 Gauge Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.29
$0.25
20 $0.25 $0.21
The BeadSmith Kumi Weight Lite with Hook
Code SUP-0240
Brand BeadSmith
1
$7.99
$7.11
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code E6000-01
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1
$4.69
$3.23
JBB 5mm Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap
Code FIND-0798
Material Silver-Plated Brand JBB Place Of Origin Israel
1
$3.96
$3.28
3 $3.55 $2.94
Czech Glass 1.5x5mm Crystal Blue AB Dragon Scale Bead (10 gram pack)
Code BEADS-1301
Material Glass Hole Size 0.6mm Sold in 10g Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$7.58
$6.67
3 $6.89 $6.06
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1
$7.49
$6.59
The BeadSmith Kumihimo Mini Thick Round Foam Disk
Code TOOL-0212
Brand BeadSmith
1
$4.99
$4.24
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
6mm Silver-Plated Round Magnetic Clasp
Code CLASP-0559
Material Silver-Plated Features Magnetic Important Do not use with pacemaker
1
$2.29
$2.01
3 $2.03 $1.78
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray FireLine - 50 Yards (8-Pound Test)
Code FL08SG50
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand FireLine Thickness 8-Pound Test Sold on Spools
1
$9.29
$8.26
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (6 Pack)
Code SUP-0059
Brand Beadalon
1
$2.59
$2.17
925/10 Silver-Filled 5mm Open Jump Ring, 18 Gauge
Code FIND-0685
Material Silver-Filled Dimensions 5.1 x 1.0mm Aspect Ratio 3.3x Thickness 18 Gauge Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.21
$0.18
30 $0.18 $0.16
The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole
Code SUP-0051
Brand BeadSmith
1
$0.52
$0.44
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Raku Teal/Blue Iris
Code TBRD11-706
Material Glass Finish Matte or Satin Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$2.68
$1.92
3 $2.38 $1.71
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