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The Concerto kit includes
- detailed written instructions
- Czech teardrops
- size 8 Japanese seed beads
- size 15 Japanese seed beads
- size 18 Superlon
- micro Superlon
- big-eye needle
- TierraCast endcaps
- TierraCast magnetic clasp with jump rings
- binding thread
- E6000 glue
Tools needed to assemble the project (not included)
- foam kumihimo disk
- 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
- clip-on center weight (~45g)
- jewelry pliers
- reading glasses or magnification (optional)
Concerto features a dramatic textural spiral of Czech teardrops, size 8 seed beads, and double-dropped size 15 seed beads. Spirals are elegant and timeless and what makes Concerto's spiral extra special are the teardrops.
Made by one of the smaller Czech bead makers, these teardrops are not the everyday colors you've seen before. Just take a look and you'll notice right away how rich these colors are. They're intense and demand your attention, but they do so with a glance, not a shout.
Concerto is an intermediate kumihimo project. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is recommended. If this is your first time making a braid with a counted pattern, download our free PDF Understanding the Braid Structure and Reading a Counted Pattern. If this is your first beaded kumihimo project, please also review the Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide before starting your project. Please note that size 15 seed beads are quite small. If you need reading glasses, you'll want them for this project.
Design by Rebecca Ann Combs
©2022 Rickbecca Publishing LLC
Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial (as long as you are not mass producing them), I do ask that you credit me as the designer and please note that copying, teaching or sharing my pattern is prohibited.