How to determine the length of thread when doing I a Kumihimo necklace?

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Beecandy wrote
on May 2, 2014 10:35 PM


i recently took a beginner's Kumihimo class in which we made a bracelet.  I would like to make some necklaces using more than one size bead.  

Can anyone give me some direction for determining the length of thread.

Thank you,


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SCB1 wrote
on May 5, 2014 5:04 PM

The general rule is 3 times the needed length.  example: my necklace will be 18 inches finished.So I will start with each of my cords being 54 inches. So if you are doing an 8 cord design you will need 36 feet of cord in all.

Some people like to add a little extra just for insurance, but I have never run out of thread before I got to my desired length. 

There may be different ways to calculate the amount needed, but as I said I have never been short of cord, infact I usually end up with more than I need.

Happy Beading!!


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Beecandy wrote
on May 6, 2014 2:52 PM

Thank you so much.  This really helps.


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