Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Cabochon Necklace

When author Christina Larsen was creating designs for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, she knew she wanted to include a design that featured a cabochon.

The resulting Cabochon Necklace design turned out exactly as she hoped it would! Utilizing a cross kumihimo braid structure, to encircle the cabochon, this lovely pendant would be the perfect everyday accessory!

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Cabochon Necklace

from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Cabochon Necklace. Images courtesy of David Baum.

Project Details

Size
Necklace shown measures 1¼” x 2 3/8” (3.2 cm x 6 cm)

Level
Advanced

Required Materials
• 13 1/3’ (4.1 m) of 22-gauge wire
• One 3 cm x 4 cm teardrop cabochon about 6 mm deep
• Chain
• 2 jump rings (5 mm)
• 1 lobster claw clasp
• Extender chain

Required Tools
• Measuring tape
• Wire cutters or flush cutters
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• Approximately 1/8” (3 mm) mandrel
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers


Adorn yourself with this and other beautiful wire kumihimo jewelry designs from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

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