Monday, December 19, 2011

Kumihimo necklace for I Might Make That! Monday

Garnie Bethea's satin and silver
 kumi necklace
Since I do kumihimo as well as beadweaving, I want to give a shout-out to the excellent e-newsletter by Karen Huntoon of What a Knit.

I've learned many great tips from her, such as how to start a kumi necklace from the center. Visit her site to sign up for the e-newsletter--or at least check out the kumihimo tips in the right-hand side of her home page--where you'll learn how to finish ends, calculate the number of beads you'll need to make a necklace--all kinds of useful tidbits.

The December e-newsletter featured a lovely bead and fiber necklace by Garnie Bethea. Go here for the simple instructions and to see Karen's rendition of the necklace. (Although this particular version looks very Christmasy, it would look fantastic in other color combos, too.)

And for design inspiration, please check out Karen's slideshow gallery of the work of the very talented students who take her classes.

What is I Might Make That! Monday, you ask? Read installment #1 here.


  1. Oh, I've been wanting to try it for a while, and that necklace is just drool worthy! Heading over to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Beautiful necklace! It's on mt to do list too. After the holiday rush is over I'm definitely doing this one. I'm seeing it in turquoise and silver, some of my favorite color combinations. I always have plenty hanging around, lol. Might see if some coral might work it's way in too.
    Thanks so much

  4. This post got me to get out my mostly unused kumihimo disk and do a little cording. Fun! Thanks!

  5. Hi, Just saw your post of my Kumihimo necklace. Thanks for liking my work. It was fun making it.


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