Retreat Kits

What’s in the kit?

There are 11 kit colorways to choose from. Seven of the kits are size 11⁰ Delicas and four kits are size 8⁰ Toho rounds. All kit options include 12 colors and enough beads to make 18 feet of beaded kongoh gumi. No, you won’t be making an 18′ long necklace, but I want you to have plenty of design options!

My original concept with planning this project was to use Delicas because that will allow for finer detail in the braid by having more beads per inch.  Think of it like the resolution on a digital photo – higher resolution photos have more pixels per inch. However; I know that some people prefer working with size 8/0 beads so I included some options for that as well.

The kits are rated with a difficulty level of 1, 2, or 3 with level 1 being the easiest. The difficulty rating doesn’t have anything to do with technical braiding ability, just the amount of deliberation required to put the colors together.

You might be wondering what exactly you’ll be making with these kits. I’m wondering the same, but we won’t know until YOU design your necklaces.


Kit Choice #1: Analogous Colors Green – Blue – Violet. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #2: Analogous Colors Blue – Green – Yellow. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #3: Analogous Colors Blue/Violet – Red/Violet – Red/Orange. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #4: Analogous Colors Red – Orange – Yellow. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #5: Triad Blue/Green – Red/Violet – Yellow/Orange. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 2.



Kit Choice #6: Tetrad Yellow/Green – Blue – Red/Violet – Orange. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 3.



Kit Choice #7: Green – Brown – Cream. Size 11/0 Delica Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #8: Analogous Yellow – Green – Blue. Size 8/0 Toho Round Beads. Difficulty Level 1.



Kit Choice #9: Analogous Colors Red – Red/Violet – Violet. Size 8/0 Toho Round Beads. Difficulty Level 1.


Kit Choice #10: Triad Colors Yellow/Orange – Blue/Green – Red/Violet. Size 8/0 Toho Round Beads. Difficulty Level 2.


Kit Choice #11: Split Complimentary Blue/Green – Orange – Red. Size 8/0 Toho Round Beads. Difficulty Level 3.