Arroyo Chico Kumihimo PDF Tutorial



This is a level 2 (Beginner Plus) kumihimo tutorial. It assumes you have all of these skills:

  • How to set up the disk for beaded kumihimo
  • How to lock beads into a basic round braid (kongoh gumi)
  • How to remove a braid from the disk
  • How to bind the braid
  • How to cut the braid
  • How to glue on an endcap

Knowledge of peyote stitch is required to completed this project. The pattern includes the counts for the peyote stitch endcap covers, but does not teach you how to do peyote stitch.

The PDF tutorial is 2 pages long and includes two stringing charts: one for a 6″ long beaded focal section and one for an 8″ long beaded focal section. Final necklace length is determined by the length of the bolo cord around the back.

The listing photo shows an example of the necklace you can make using the tutorial. No materials are included. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open and view the file.

Supply List:
8 grams size 8⁰ seed beads
32 or 44 3mm fire polish beads
17 or 23 5x16mm daggers
17 or 23 4x6mm Czech teardrops
1 gram size 11⁰ seed beads
size 18 Superlon
micro Superlon
2 sets 6mm stainless steel endcaps
12”+ 6mm leather cord
One-G or KO beading thread
3-4 grams size 11⁰ Delica beads

4″ standard thickness foam kumihimo disk with 1 3/8” center hole
8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
1 clip-on center weight (~45g)
big-eye needle
size 10 beading needle
binding thread

Note: This file and its contents are copyrighted by Alex Du Pont and are offered for sale for your personal use only. This tutorial may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of the designer. Feel free to sell your finished jewelry. Should you decide to sell your creations, please give credit to Alex Du Pont.