The Whirlwind features a gorgeous textural spiral of fire polished and seed beads. This is a great introduction to counted patterns. Each kit makes one necklace up to 25" long. Whirlwind 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 Whirlwind kit includes printed instructions, big-eye needle, size 18 Superlon, Superlon micro, size 8 Japanese seed beads, size 11 Japanese seed beads, fire polished Czech glass beads, 6mm acrylic magnetic endcaps, binding thread, and E6000 glue. You have enough materials to make one necklace up to 25" 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), and scissors.
This is an original design by Alex Du Pont of Design & Adorn. ©2020
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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