To make this necklace you will need to know how to set up a disk or a marudai to create a Yatsu-Kongoh gumi braid.
Yatsu-Kongoh gumi instructions are not included.
I follow the teachings of Makiko Tada's, Comprehensive Treatise of Braids I: Maru-dai braids or Comprehensive Treatise of Braids VI: Kumihimo Disk and Plate.
These braids can be found on page 32 and pages 6 & 7 respectively. I work this braid as a Z-spiral.
You should also know how to load different beads, how to begin and end a braid, then prepare it for the clasp.
Silvery Sea by Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi for Jasmine Tea Designs was originally published in 2012 for the April issue of Bead Trends for a segment featuring Diana as the Designer Highlight of the month.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Braid Structure: Yatsu-Kongoh-gumi (clockwise Z spiral)
Technique: Counted Pattern
Finished Length As Shown Above: 22.5 Inches inclusive of clasp
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Tutorials and patterns are for personal use only; reproduction and distribution of these instructions in whole or in part, in any form, without the author’s consent, is strictly prohibited. If you wish to teach these instructions, please contact Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi at Diana@JasmineTeaDesigns.com directly for permission and additional copies. Should you sell your creations, please give credit for the original design to Diana Miglionico-Shiraishi, Jasmine Tea Designs.
If you are interested in a custom design please contact me directly at Diana@JasmineTeaDesigns.com I gladly take special requests and orders. You can choose from any beads or designs listed at my Etsy shop for a custom size or color. Don't see exactly what you want, just let me know your interests. I love to work with brides, special outfits and to complete your special look or event. I offer pearl knotting, stringing, bead embroidery and beaded kumihimo.
Mar 17, 2020
I haven't made this yet as I am waiting for beads but the instructions and loading directions appear to be quite clear.