You can braid stunning jewelry with beads in all kinds of modern, bright colors using creative 8-warp kumihimo patterns, or you can use pastel shades with basic braiding designs. These two jewelry sets are beautiful examples of how to combine peach beads with pewter jewelry findings to make amazing beaded kumihimo braiding collections.
Wonderful things happen when you use your imagination and simple kumihimo patterns! The possibilities are endless for braiding your own peach and pewter sensations for bracelets, necklaces and more.
Gather silver-lined 6-0 glass peach colored beads and string them on eight strands of the same color S-Lon cording. Braid without beads for an inch, and then braid with beads for 5 to 6 inches (depending on the desired length of the necklace).
Braid for eight turns to lock the beads in place, and then tie off the cording. Some kumihimo patterns require that you continue to braid the length of the pewter jewelry finding; but I prefer to drop the pewter finding over the 8 cords and then braid 8 more turns before again adding the peach beads.
Alternate braiding with the beads and dropping the findings until you reach the planned necklace length. Braid without beads for another inch and add end caps or bead cones to finish the necklace.
Using the same process as described in the necklace above, you make several original kumihimo patterns by varying the placement of the pewter and the beads. As you see in this necklace, two tube-shaped pewter jewelry findings and eight spacer beads have been added to the design for a unique look.
You really can’t make a mistake when braiding these peach and pewter kumihimo patterns. If, however, you forget to tuck a bead under the cording, you can reverse your braiding direction to back out the beads until you come to the mistake.
My daughter came up with this clever idea—to wear the first necklace as an ankle bracelet during summer. She has worn it to the beach and to pool parties.
All you need to do is wrap the necklace around your ankle until it is comfortable and then hook the clasp!