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About this design:

I decided to combine kumihimo necklace with the real stones continuation. In my case :Sunstones. As you can see I did only one side as I ran out of the gold filled crimp beads and covers :( Need to go to the store tomorrow . the cones are gold plated and findings gold filled.
What do you think about this necklace idea??? Crazy? There is going to be a very nice gold plated S hook...

Another matter, bracelet: which is unfinished for right now... I did not have enough magatama beads for the middle parts so I made it kingd of like a short spiral in the middle. Do you think they would go as a set? I meant necklace and bracelet?


Toho 6/0 beads with gold lining and Mayoki magatama beads Sparkling Topaz. Sunstones tumble netts . Gold plated cones , gold filled findings and gold french wire.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think the necklace would be great! Bracelet should work, too!

  2. Frida
    Frida says:

    Think the necklace is beautiful. The sunstone has a great color to go with the seedbead work. Cool! And yes, necklace and bracelet would work as a set :)

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab piece, Julia! (as always)!! I think the bracelet would work, also!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think they will go as a set, I like what you did and the Sunstone looks beautiful with the seed beads :D

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You Nancy, Frida, Maria and Asia :) :)

    I will try to finish it tomorrow and then show it…

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    The are both winners! Love the colors too! :)

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Beautiful Julia!!!
    I do like the sunstones with kumihimo. A little more texture. A bright gold toggle in back will finsih it off nicely. I think the bracelet with the same toggle would be perfect. What about earrings with the sunstones and a touch of gold. Fabulous set!!! :)

    PLAESE show us the completed set! :)

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Blooming and Julie :)

    Of cause Julie I will show after finishing ;)

    The bracelet definitely will have the same hook or toggle. :)

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Interesting combination of beads with the sun stones and seed beads. They definitely make a set. Beautifully crafted pieces just like all of the others.

    You have inspired me to try kumihimo with beads. How many thousands of seed beads does one need? :D

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    Schouk says:

    Can you give some instructions on how you did the seed beads? How many strands are there? I love it!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love the idea of combining your beautiful kumihimo.with stones. I think it will make a stunning necklace. My only suggestion woild be at the connection point. I think the addition of a somewhat large gold bead would look good there. Not a huge one something about the same.diameter as the sunstome section. Maybe a gold disk shape. It will give the necklace a dividing point between the two but also make.the connection point less obvious. Please don’t take criticism because your kumihimo is always spectacular and your color combinations are.beautiful.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well….sorry….I guess I offended you after all. I’m very sorry.

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