Here's a quick tip. When you're making a kumihimo necklace, you don't have to weave all the way to the clasp. Make the design go faster by adding a little chain.
Colors of the Aurora Borealis create a magical display in this kumihimo necklace. Cynthia incorporated Rizo beads into her kumihimo braid, which bring the shimmering colors often found in Northern skies. See more ideas for incorporating kumihimo into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Use a 2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver eye pin to add a TierraCast 6mm rhodium-plated brass capitol cord end cap to the end of the cord. Once the end cap is in place, slide a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal Iridescent Green 2x onto the eye pin. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Repeat on the other end of the cord.
Cut a length of 7.9x7.5mm silver-plated smooth flat cable chain approximately 6 1/4-inches long. Attach it to one end of the necklace using a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Attach the 19x10mm silver-plated trigger clasp to one end of the necklace using a jump ring.
List of Components: Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Magic Blue (RIZO0007, qty 3) Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Iridescent Green 2X (5328-CIG2X4, qty 2) TierraCast 6mm Rhodium-Plated Brass Capitol Cord End Cap (RB-0230, qty 2) 7.9x7.5mm Silver-Plated Smooth Flat Cable Chain By the Foot (BTF-0670, qty 2) 19x10mm Silver-Plated Trigger Clasp (CLASP-0190, qty 1) 2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP22, qty 2) Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 3)
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