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7 Strand Swarovski Pearl Necklace - Instruction Pack

(Code: ClS7strandSW)
£ 4.00
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7 Strand Swarovski Pearl Necklace - Instruction Pack

Designed by Claire Sumner

Although not an official Japanese structure, this 7 strand ‘Fill the Gap’ braid is based on ancient straw plaiting. It is certainly European and most probably English. It does work extremely well on the round Kumihimo disc and is especially good for braiding different sizes and shapes of beads. This pattern is for a 12 strand 'Panama' Braided Bracelet. Panama is a variation of the traditional 8 strand Kongo Gumi Japanese braid.

Level: Some experience of kumihimo 

Technique: Kumihimo
8-page pattern with full-colour step by step diagrams and written instructions


Shopping List:
7 x Strands of C‐Lon Beading Cord, approximately 45’’ (112cm) long
14g x 8/0 Seed Beads Colour A
3g x 8/0 Seed Beads Colour B
19 x 6/0 Seed Beads Colour A (Bead A)
19 x 6/0 Seed Beads Colour B (Bead B)
18 x Czech Preciosa Pip Beads (Bead C)
18 x Swarovski 6mm Pearls (Bead D)
18 x Swarovski 8mm Pearls (Bead E)
18 x 6 x 4mm Czech Tulip Petal Beads (Bead F)
18 x Miyuki Long Magatamas (Bead G)
2 x Cord End Caps
Clasp and 2 x Jump Rings
Short piece of S‐Lon to attach the weight to the braid
Strong thread such as KO or Fireline