By stringing each warp with a specific sequence of beads you can achieve this beautiful ombré effect! Shifting Winds is a kumihimo 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.
Techniques used: kumihimo
The Shifting Winds kit includes printed instructions, big-eye needle, size 18 Superlon, size 8 Toho Demi beads, size 11 Japanese seed beads, 6mm acrylic magnetic endcaps, binding thread, and E6000 glue. You have enough materials to make one necklace either 17.75″ or 25.75" long.
You’ll need the following tools (not included) to complete the project: foam kumihimo disk (regular 1/2″ thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each), clip-on center weight (~45g), scissors, and jewelry pliers.
This is an original design by Alex Du Pont of Design & Adorn. ©2018
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 Design & Adorn.
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