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Cactus Flower

Burgundy Kumihimo Necklace with Floral Accents
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueKumihimo
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size20 Inches

I used turquoise and dark red pearls to give this design a Southwestern feel and a desert setting.

Cynthia's Signature

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All year long, the cactus waits for rain so it can release a flower bud, anticipating the moment it can burst to life. Much like when we wait for fall to save us from long days and sweltering blacktops, the soothing autumn air moves in and blesses the cactus with just a kiss of precipitation so its flower can bloom. The warm copper accents in this necklace are cooled by small drops of turquoise-jade pearls, a refreshing combination perfect for fall fashion.

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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!
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Bordeaux
Code 5810-BXP8
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 8mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.24
$0.19
30 $0.20 $0.16
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Jade
Code 5810-JAD5
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 5mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.13
$0.10
50 $0.11 $0.08
B&B Benbassat 6mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Leaves End Cap
Code FIND-0869
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand B&B Benbassat Place Of Origin Israel
1
$2.49
$1.99
3 $2.21 $1.76
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code SS-CRM12
Material Sterling Silver .925 Features Crimpable Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.56
$0.44
10 $0.48 $0.38
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper
Code TBRD8-222
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$2.82
$2.25
3 $2.51 $2.00
TierraCast Copper 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer
Code CA-0411
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.13
$0.10
50 $0.11 $0.08
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3 Petal Leaf Toggle Clasp
Code PCA-TOG004
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand JBB Place Of Origin Israel
1
$2.94
$2.35
3 $2.61 $2.08
Nymo Size D Dark Mix Tube - 10 Bobbins
Code NYM-MX-TB5
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Place Of Origin USA
1
$12.99
$10.39
3 $11.99 $9.59
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Fall Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code SLON-MIX11
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand S-Lon (Super-Lon) Thickness 0.6mm Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1
$32.99
$26.39
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1
$7.49
$5.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1
$13.99
$11.19
Nipper Tool
Code TOOL-101
1
$7.99
$6.39
Large Loop Scissors
Code TOOL-123
1
$5.29
$4.23
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code TOOL-170
Brand BeadSmith
1
$2.48
$1.98
Knotting Tweezers
Code TOOL-112
1
$4.49
$3.59
Devcon 5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 25ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-3
1
$6.99
$5.59
3 $6.33 $5.06
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-5
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1
$6.99
$5.59
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code NEED-11
Brand BeadSmith
1
$2.49
$1.99
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code TOOL-616
Brand BeadSmith
1
$4.99
$3.99
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