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Country Kitchen Kumihimo Necklace

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This piece is reminiscent of the cobalt blue and yellow textiles seen in chic French country kitchens. The necklace blends cobalt blue, golden yellow and silvery white seed beads with a beautiful cobalt blue and gold and silver foiled Venetian glass bead. The center bead is 1 1/8" wide by 3/4" high. The necklace measures 17 1/2" in length, plus a 2 1/2" extender chain, making the maximum length 20". Bali style sterling silver end caps and a Swarovski crystal give the finishing touch to this beautiful piece.

The necklace is created using an ancient Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo. A wooden stand called a marudai is used as a loom. Multiple cords are beaded with carefully selected color combinations of beads and then wound around wooden bobbins. The bobbins are weighted and counterweighted so they spread evenly across the marudai. The weaving is done by lifting the cords across the marudai in pairs in a selected pattern based on the desired design.



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Reviewed by Diane Tornincaso
Buyer photo Diane Tornincaso, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 24, 2017
I had bought one of these necklaces for myself and my Mom loved mine so much I bought her one of her own. Beautifully made I do make kumihimo necklaces myself but have not mastered beaded ones. So I appreciate the workmanship ! Thanks for another beautiful necklace!
Golden Dreams Kumihimo Necklace

Reviewed by Diane G
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 1, 2017
I love Marie's work. This is my 4th necklace and have 3 on my wish list! None are alike. Great communication, very accommodating. I am lucky to live nearby!
Private listing for Diane G (please do not purchase unless you are Diane)

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 20, 2013
Beautiful piece; the colors work so well together
Alexis Kumihimo Necklace

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 10, 2013
Hi, Marie - My beautiful necklace arrived today. It's very pretty and well-made, and it arrived quickly. I've kind of been into kumihimo beading these days, and the workmanship and beads are quite lovely in this piece. Many thanx! :) Cheryl
RESERVED for gardenstategirl - Tranquil Seas Kumihimo Necklace


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Country Kitchen Kumihimo Necklace

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  • Handmade item
  • Chain style: Bead
  • Materials: seed beads, sterling silver, bali silver, glass, Venetian glass
  • Feedback: 16 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people
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