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
The PDF tutorial is 4 pages long and includes a stringing chart for an 18″ necklace.
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.
Size 18 Superlon
~20 grams Size 8/0 Toho Seed Beads
50 Super Duo Beads
24 4mm Fire Polish Round Beads
24 3mm Fire Polish Round Beads
1 Pinch Size 15/0 Toho Seed Beads
8mm Magnetic Endcaps
Favorite Beading Thread (I used One-G) to match the Super Duos
4″ or 6″ standard thickness foam kumihimo disk
8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
1 clip-on center weight (~45g)
size 10 beading needle
Note: This file and its contents are copyrighted by Rebecca Ann Combs 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 Rebecca Ann Combs.