Silver Glass Bead Kumihimo Braid Mauve Glass Pearls and Wire Accents

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Silver Glass Bead Kumihimo Braid Mauve Glass Pearls and Wire Accents


Silver Glass Bead Kumihimo Braid and Mauve Glass Pearl Clusters with Wire Accents

Elegance is the opera length necklace. But one of silver glass seed beads in Kumihimo braiding is the epitome of classy accessories. Then when it is accented with mauve glass pearl clusters enhanced with wire sculptured silver grape cluster motifs it becomes perfect for all festive occasions. The subtle sheen of the silver seed bead braid looks like fine glitter. The soft satin shine of the glass pearls is so complimentary to the glitz of the braid. The lines of the wire sculpture is reminiscent of grape cluster vines and leaves. The clasp is also wire sculptured and is an integral part of the necklace design. It has a toggle clasp which adds wearing security. It may remain closed because the 31.75 in (80.65cm) length allows one to easily slip it over the head. There are three (3) major cluster sections on the necklace. Then the little butterfly (mini cluster) is the excellent complimentary touch of nature. The handmade toggle clasp matches all the cluster sections. This is the perfect accessory for that little black dress.

NOTE: The colors of the glass pearls is different that what is pictured in the photographs. It is a pinkish mauve color and not the orange tone depicted in some pictures.
The wire used is Artistic Silver - Tarnish Resistant


Necklace: 31.75in (80.65cm) Long x 1.25in (3.01cm) Wide
Toggle Clasp Section: 1.25in (3.01cm) x 1.25in (3.01cm)
Cluster #1: 2in (5.08cm) x 1.623in (4.128cm)
Cluster #2: 2in (5.08cm) x 1.623in (4.128cm)
Butterfly: 1.375in (3.49cm) x 1.25in (3.175cm)
Cluster #3: 3.75in (9.53cm) x 1.623in (4.128cm)

WEIGHT: 3.6oz (102.06g)

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• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
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ITEM: N#021


What is Basic Kumihimo? Definition as of
Kumihimo is a braiding technique that is used in the making of long decorative strands. These cords are used in a variety of decorative ways. Some people wear them as bracelets or necklaces. Others use them as functional laces or simply let them swing free. Basic strands are made by looping thread through the fingers in a repetitive manner. Ancient samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and sometimes hold it together using Kumihimo cords. Kumihimo is a fun and colorful part of Japanese heritage.

The first Kumihimo were made entirely by hand. These cords were strong but very visually simple. To meet high commercial demand for unique cords, Kumihimo techniques evolved to a degree that necessitated the use of large wooden stands that resembled the looms used to weave cloth. These stands sped up the process of making thick, colorful strands. Kumihimo became an integral part of traditional Japanese dress.

These days, simple Kumihimo braids are made by affixing thread of different colors to different points around a disk that is made expressly for this purpose. Complex cords can be made using up to 24 different pieces of thread. There is no right way to make Kumihimo. Each cord is comprised of threads of varying colors and thicknesses. Some look like uniform braids and other's look like series of well-placed knots. Some people have turned their Kumihimo hobbies into luxury fashion trades. They make their cords out of strands of silk and other expensive materials.

The literal meaning of the word Kumihimo is "come together." The name suits the braids, which are painstakingly connected by their makers. Designs do not appear in Kumihimo by chance. Expert braiders have learned how to place their pieces of thread around their tools to create the patterns they desire. With experience, Kumihimo enthusiasts develop braiding techniques that are so complex as to border on engineering. They swap colors and thicknesses around in the midst of making single cords to deliberately disrupt their carefully planned patterns.

Beaded Kumihimo
The beads are stung onto the Super Lon extra-heavy #18 twisted nylon multi-filament cord. As the thread is braided the beads are dropped into place one at a time. When the desired length is obtained a section of braiding is done without adding beads. This is eventually tied off and glued. The findings are glued into place and then the clasps are attached.

This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.

Metal has been coated to prevent tarnishing of the susceptible metals. The coating protects the metal from losing the shine, especially by exposure to air or moisture. This exposure results in surface oxidation or discoloration

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Covering silk string with small glass seed beads takes the basic Kumihimo braiding to the next level. Depending on the way bead colors are placed on the loom determines the patterns developed on the final product. The rhythmic motion of the braiding is mesmerizing. There is immediate gratification as the braid quickly comes to life. Once the process is started one is hooked in the completion of desired project. The addiction to creating these objects is real. As the project at hand is completed plans for the next are beginning.

My work starts as an idea then organic growth takes over until the mind screams STOP!

Materials Used

Glass beads, Artisan Silver Wire, S-Lon Silk Thread

More Info

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Pictures that are digitally produced may slightly change the exact colors of the actual piece being photographed. All photos are edited to be as close to the real colors as possible, but not all monitors will show colors properly. They may appear lighter or darker than the actual piece and can be influenced by any surrounding light and colors as they are worn. Every attempt is made to give you the real effect of the piece.

Product Attributes

Color: Silver

Type: Opra Length Necklace

Occasion: Formal

Length: 31.75 in

Width: 1.25in in

Weight: 3.50 oz

Material: Silk/Glass Beads/Tarnish Resistant Wire

Pattern: Braiding/Floral

Color: Silver/Mauve

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Even though my creations are one of a kind similar multiple items may be made for special occasions such as wedding party gifts. The items will be similar, made with like materials, but variances of individual pieces will occur due to the hand manipulation process. Because I make only one of kind items my supply inventory is limited. If you desire special orders of multiple similar items I will work with you. I will make a prototype and email you pictures of the item for your approval. Then increased inventory can be purchased.


FantasyClay on Oct 1, 2010
5 stars

Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.

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