Saturday, 29 June 2013

Kumihimo Spiral Necklace with Carnelian Beads

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This is a necklace made using tightly braided horse tail hair (the longest lengths I could find) and carnelian semi-precious stones. As usual I used the kumihimo technique for the necklace and it turned out quite well.

I used a spiral 8 strand pattern with 3 tail hairs in each strand.

The hair was braided, then the stones were added then finished by braiding the other side of the necklace.

The tail hair is from our lovely Fell Pony who has now passed on.