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Desert Odyssey
Desert Odyssey
Desert Odyssey
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Desert Odyssey

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Type of kit:  necklace
Max length:  approximately 28"
Techniques: beaded kumihimo (beginner) and bead stringing (beginner)

 The Desert Odyssey kit includes 

  • detailed written instructions
  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • Superlon braiding cord
  • Unicorne teardrop beads
  • 6mm crystal bicones
  • TierraCast desert vista teardrop links
  • SoftFlex beading wire
  • crimps & crimp covers
  • big-eye needle
  • TierraCast 8mm 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)
  • scissors
  • wire cutter
  • jewelry pliers 
  • crimping pliers (regular & mighty)
  • bead stoppers

The Desert Odyssey features a luxurious double-strand focal section of Unicorne teardrops and Czech crystal bicones strung between TierraCast links with a southwest inspired desert vista. Kumihimo beaded ropes of size 8 seed beads begin directly from the links and continue to the back of the necklace which is finished with coordinating TierraCast endcaps and magnetic clasp.

Desert Odyssey is a kit for all levels. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is helpful, but not required. If this is your very first beaded kumihimo project, please review our Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide before beginning your necklace. As for the focal area, you'll need your basic jewelry making skills like cutting wire, crimping, and using crimp covers. 

This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs of Design & Adorn.  ©2022

This kit and the included pattern are offered for sale for your personal use only. This pattern may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of Rebecca Ann Combs. 

 Are you in the Tucson area?  We offer contact-free local pickup Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 - 4:30 PM.  Appointment required.  We'll email you a scheduling link when your order is ready.