Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Collar Necklace

While simple wire kumihimo on its own can be truly beautiful, adding beads into the mix can take jewelry to a whole new level. One such example of this is the Collar Necklace from Christina Larsen’s book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy.

Utilizing the diagonal braid structure as a foundation, the Collar Necklace is adorned with three tiers of different sized round beads that create a gentle curve in the design. The result is a statement necklace that lies beautifully around the neck and allows the wirework to truly shine.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Collar Necklace

From Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Collar Necklace. Image courtesy of David Baum.


Project Details

Necklace shown measures 3/4” x 3-1/4” (2 cm x 8.5 cm)


Required Materials
• 8-1/4’ (2.5 m) of 20-gauge wire
• 12 rounds (4 mm)
• 11 rounds (6 mm)
• 10 rounds (8 mm)
• 2 ribbon ends (10 mm)
• 5 jump rings (5 mm)
• 1 lobster claw clasp
• Extender chain

Required Tools
• Wire cutters or flush cutters
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue

Create stunning braided wire jewelry with Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

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