Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Enamel and Gold-Finished "Pewter" Charms and Kumihimo Satinique Cord

Necklace

Kumihimo

STEP 1
Match one end of three 10-foot lengths of red and one 10-foot length of gold Satinique™ 1.5mm cord together. Fold the cords in half, creating eight 5-foot cords.
STEP 2
Pass the loop of an eye pin around the cords at the fold, then close.

Note: The eye of the eye pin may need to be made larger to accommodate the cords.
STEP 3
Place the folded end of the cords in the center of a kumihimo disk, placing the cords as shown.

Weave the cords in a basic 8-cord spiral pattern for approximately 8 inches.

Note: View our ''How to Make a Spiral Kumihimo Braid'' illustrated instructions for additional details.

STEP 4
Remove the cords from the disk and temporarily secure.
STEP 5
Match one end of three 10-foot lengths of green and one 10-foot length of gold cord together. Fold the cords in half, creating eight 5-foot cords.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 4, placing the cords as shown.

STEP 7
Place the red and green braids through the center of the disc, placing the cords as shown.

Using multiple cords in the same slot as a single cord, weave the cords in the basic spiral pattern for approximately 2 inches.

STEP 8
Remove the cords from the disk.

Cut a 7-inch length of gold cord then create a whipping knot over the last 1/2 inch of large kumihimo. If desired apply adhesive for additional security.

Note: View our ''Kumihimo Finishing Techniques'' how-to video for additional details.

Finishing the Necklace

STEP 9
Trim the excess cords to the tassel lengths of your choice then apply a fold over cord end to the end of each cord.
STEP 10
Use 6x4mm jump rings to attach a charm to each cord end.
STEP 11
Pass the straight end of the eye pin at one end of the necklace through an 11x7mm filigree cord end and a 2.5mm gold-plated round, then create a wrapped loop.

Use a 6x4mm jump ring to attach the wrapped loop half of a toggle clasp.

Repeat on the opposite end of the necklace.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut two 5-inch lengths of red, gold and green Satinique 1.5mm cord.
STEP 2
Match one end of a red, gold and green cord together and tie an overhand knot approximately 1 inch from the end. Trim excess cord on the short end.

Repeat with the remaining cords.
STEP 3
Pass the loop of an eye pin around one of the cords within the overhand knot then close.

Pass the eye pin through an 11x7mm filigree cord end and a 2.5mm gold-plated round then create a wrapped loop.

Repeat with the second tassel.
STEP 4
Trim the cords to the tassel lengths of your choice then apply a fold over cord end to the end of each cord.

Use 6x4mm jump rings to add a holiday-theme charm to each cord end.
STEP 5
Pass the loop of an ear wire through a wrapped loop then close. Repeat to complete the second earring.

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