Ocean Beach Necklace by Yin Guang


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Instructor: Yin Guang

Combine the 12 strand Ridge Spiral with a 16 strand pearl embellished Sasanami to make an interesting and lovely necklace. This necklace, both a spiral braid and a flat braid, is created on a round disk.

Two sessions: Saturday, January 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern and Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern Time

A kit is available for this class. https://amksoc.org/product/kit-ocean-beach-necklace/
** Kit is only available for individuals that purchase the Ocean Beach Necklace class **

Note: if you are purchasing the kit for this class, you should order as soon as possible since delivery cannot be guaranteed in time for the class.

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The Ocean Beach Necklace with two different braids brings imagination to life.The back half of this necklace is a 16 tama Z-Ridged-Spiral and the front half is a 16 strand variation Sasanami with embellished fresh water pearls. This necklace is made on a round disk.

In this class, students will learn:

  • How to transit the ridged spiral to the flat braid on the round foam disk
  • How to apply the technique of this variation Sasanami flat braid.
  • How to count braid stitches to arrange the color pattern.

Instructor: Yin Guang

Yin Guang is a creative designer.  She has been teaching Kumihimo in national shows for more than 7 years.  Her passion in teaching and her positive attitude is very appreciated by her students.  She is always very encouraging and takes time to help her students.

Yin has an MD in Education which helps her pay attention to the details of design. She tries to use her knowledge of science to enhance the understanding of the pattern behind the beauty of Kumihimo.  She loves to play with beads and colors. She has taught at Bead and Button, BeadFest and Tucson Bead Show as well as Arlington and Newton Community Schools for several years. Her classes in Bead & Button were big hits and sold out quickly. Her passion for beads and her positive attitude of teaching has won her many compliments.

Yin was the owner of the Ancient Moon Beads Shop at Watertown MA since 1994 until November 2019. Now, she designs and sells her creative Kumihimo kits at shows as well as Etsy. (etsy.com/shop/ancientmoondesigns).  Her Etsy store has very high ratings in both customer satisfaction and shipping speed!

Saturday, January 7th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern and Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Class Format:

This class consists of two 2 hour sessions presented via Zoom. Students will be able to ask questions using the Zoom chat function. This class will be recorded, edited and posted in the class information. Posting the video generally takes between 48 and 72 hours.

Basic Equipment and Materials (a more specific supply list will be provided to those registered for the class):


  • Round foam disk
  • Ruler
  • Awl
  • Round nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Super glue gel

Supplies for an 18″ – 20″ Necklace: 

  • 1 mm satin cord: six (6) 80” pieces in color 1 and two (2) 120” in color 2
  • 1 set glue on end cap clasps with an inside diameter of 8mm
  • 1 8″ inch piece of 26G craft wire
  • five (5) 4mm x 5mm fresh water pearls
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AncientmoonDesigns

Experience Level:

This is an intermediate class requiring some experience setting up and working with fiber on disk.

Additional information

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