Using a variety of beads and found objects in Victorian colors, you can make a range of stunning beaded kumihimo braiding projects! These three designs are just small samples of the stunning necklaces and jewelry accessories you can create.
This 24-inch rope-style beaded kumihimo necklace definitely has a Victorian feel. Made with mauve-colored cube and round seed beads and rose gold pewter discs, the 8-warp creation has a tiny complementary ornate mirror pendant that hangs from the center of the elegant kumihimo ropes.
There are no clasps as this necklace fits easily over the head to hang delicately from the neck to the end of the breasts.
“And He has filled [her] with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills–to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze…to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.” (Exodus 35:31-33)
This delicate kumihimo necklace is braided around a beautiful metallic lace focal pendant that’s reminiscent of the Victorian Era. The choker length beaded accessory has rope style kumihimo braids in soft tan and taupe colors that are worked with both Japanese “peanut beads” and round glass seed beads.
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come…” (Song of Songs 2:11-12a)
This vintage beaded kumihimo braiding pattern creates an antique copper and brass necklace and earrings set. Crystal long magatama beads and bronze metallic “mushroom” beads add a regal effect to the Victorian fashion accessory.
“Now over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.” (Ezekiel 1:22)