Oh, Oh, Oh, more fun everyday! New - Karen's Kumihimo Beaded Lariat
Six ways to wear it and counting....
Karen's Kumihimo Beaded Lariat Necklace is alot of fun and there are so many versatile ways to enjoy it. There's plenty of length to wrap, twist and tie; the possibilities are endless! The beaded portion is approximately 59" - 60" and the handcrafted glass beads and tassels add another 3 1/2" on each end making the the full length 66" to 67" (depending on braider). You will want to use a
new Thick Disk with tight slots. I used the
Beadsmith Thick Mini and it works
very well. With the weight of the beads, you do not want the beaded cords slipping and sliding while you are braiding. While the instructions are written for the foam disk, the beaded lariat can also be braided on the Marudai. I used eight 70 gram tama and started with 178 grams of counterweight. About 3/4 of the way through the necklace I removed a little counterweight to compensate for the weight of the beaded braid.