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Beaded Kumihimo Necklace with Rizo Beads
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelIntermediate
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size24 Inches

Here's a quick tip. When you're making a kumihimo necklace, you don't have to weave all the way to the clasp. Make the design go faster by adding a little chain.

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Colors of the Aurora Borealis create a magical display in this kumihimo necklace. Cynthia incorporated Rizo beads into her kumihimo braid, which bring the shimmering colors often found in Northern skies. See more ideas for incorporating kumihimo into 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!
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Magic Blue
Code RIZO0007
Material Glass Hole Size 0.5mm Sold in 10g Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
3 $2.89 $2.25
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Iridescent Green 2X
Code 5328-CIG2X4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Hole Size 0.8mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
30 $0.16 $0.12
TierraCast 6mm Rhodium-Plated Brass Capitol Cord End Cap
Code RB-0230
Material Rhodium-Plated Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.86
3 $1.64
7.9x7.5mm Silver-Plated Smooth Flat Cable Chain By the Foot
Code BTF-0670
Material Silver-Plated Longest Link 7.0 - 7.9mm Link Style Closed Links 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 $2.97
3 $2.64
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
19x10mm Silver-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code CLASP-0190
Material Silver-Plated Sold Individually
1 $1.06
6 $0.93
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code SS-EP22
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 22 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.49
10 $0.42
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code SS-OJR40-E
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 6.1 x 1.0mm Outside Diameter 6.2mm Aspect Ratio 4.3x Thickness 18 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.49
10 $0.42
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Blue 77-Yard Spool
Code SLON0002
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand S-Lon (Super-Lon) Thickness 0.6mm Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.79
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code TOOL-616
Brand BeadSmith Sold Individually
1 $4.99
The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole
Code SUP-0051
Brand BeadSmith Sold Individually
1 $0.52
The BeadSmith Kumi Weight Lite with Hook
Code SUP-0240
Brand BeadSmith
1 $7.99
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Black (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0116
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
3 $4.04 $3.23
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz
Code SUP-0542
1 $7.99
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