The Silky Star is an elegantly embellished braid that drapes beautifully! By stringing your beads in a carefully counted pattern Demi beads will line the edges of your braid, giving you both decorative elements and a place to attach the two-hole Silky beads. Silky Star 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 and beginner bead stitching
The Silky Star kit includes detailed step-by-step printed instructions, big-eye needle, size 18 Superlon, size 8 Demi beads, size 8 Japanese seed beads, 8mm acrylic endcaps, binding thread, and E6000 glue. The instructions include multiple stringing charts so you can choose the length of your necklace: 18", 20", 22", or 24".
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), and scissors.
This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs of Design & Adorn. ©2019
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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