• A Swirl of Shells Necklace and Earrings


    This stunning handmade "One of a Kind" Kumihimo necklace is made of brown topaz 6 o glass seed beads with a streak of white seed beads that makes the swirl.  The necklace features a brown and cream swirl pendant.  The necklace includes high quality C-lon cord and strong gold tone lobster claw clasps and bead caps.  The metal findings are Nickel Free.  This necklace has been braided using the 8 element Kongoh Gumi technique. To produce this necklace, over 750 seed beads were used.
    The necklace measures 20 inches long.  The set includes matching earrings.  The earrings are three inches long and include pearl dangles.  If you want shorter earrings please notify me.  The earrings are pierced, but can be converted to clip ons.
    Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese art. Strands are braided in a circular motion on a round loom. The kumihimo necklaces take several hours to braid. It just depends on the beads and the length of the necklace, but I really enjoy making these handmade necklaces.