This kit offers a great opportunity to learn how to braid on the Prumihimo disk (not included) using a combination of soutache braid and wire to create a stunning wreath ornament for the Christmas tree or to be hung in front of a mirror or window. Braiding with wire requires a bit of practise, so cord and wire in contrasting colours is included, so that you can practise the technique and easily spot any errors. Once you have learned how to control the wire you will find materials to make 2 festive wreaths. The materials include some hard-to-find 8mm top-drilled glass pearls and some fabulous twisted bugle beads. Some beads are added during the braiding and others are embellished post braiding. The finished wreath showcases the texture of the soutache braid. The techniques learnt while making these wreaths can be used for other projects, making this a valuable skill development experience.
2 end caps
Practise cords and wire
Soutache, wire and beading cord for 2 wreaths
Top-drilled glass pearls, seed beads x 2 sizes and bugle beads for 2 wreaths
Beading needle and beading thread
Threading loop and stop beads
You will also need a Prumihimo disk, all-purpose glue, metal shears or strong kitchen scissors, 50g weight (optional)
*These beads are made of glass with a pearly coating. However, the coating can be damaged by sharp or spikey items, so please handle them with care. It is also common to find chipping of the coating around the drill hole. Each bead in this kit has been inspected and strung on thread to make sure they are in good condition. A few spare beads have been included in case any flaking occurs when they are re-threaded onto the cords.
Shipping – Regular international airmail is used for international shipping and this is not tracked. Although most packages will take approximately 2-3 weeks to arrive they can take longer, so you may need to be patient. If you wish to pay extra for tracked mail please make this clear in the comments section.