by Becky Patellis,
(Marietta, Georgia USA)
This is a variation to my basic Kumihimo pattern first printed in August 2009 Bead & Button. You just set up your cords, with 2 colors of each and place each color side-by-side. That makes the braid spiral.
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Doing The Twist
by: Maryanne Murphy
Your necklace and bracelet are just beautiful and I am very envious. Why? I have never been able to “twist” a piece and have it stay put.
All my hard work has always unraveled. I guess we all have our talents and your beautiful design is obviously yours.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
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That is a gorgeous design!
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I admire your choice: this is a perfect match. Soft shining vs sparkles, round vs edgy, warm vs cold.
Isn’t that the most difficult part of beading? Choosing and matching?
First time I saw it I thought, finally someone who works like me: crochet! And than I saw the description.
It has the same effect as a crochet necklace with large beads, the twist I mean, so Maryanne…..
Thanks for the ‘atta girl’. The bracelet and necklace are not ‘twisted’. Just looks that way because of the way I set up the cords on the disk. And, yes, it looks like crochet but a whole lot easier and faster.
Absolutely gorgeous work on both of these pieces! The bracelet – oh my, the contrast and beauty of the two bead types in the spiral is just stunning. And the necklace strand is a fabulous complement to the pendant.
Thanks so much for sharing your artistry here!
What size beads did you use? And how did you set up your warps to get such a nice spiral?
I was also wondering what size beads and pearls you used as well as the layout for the strings. I am new to Kumihimo and would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!
side by side?
You said to place each colour side by side – do you mean two of one colour and then two of another or one colour and then right next to it, the other colour. Sorry but I wanted to clarify! Thanks