The Basilica Necklace Instructions is a downloadable PDF. Nothing will be shipped to you. If you want to print out the instructions, you'll need to have a printer. You'll have access to the download after you checkout. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the file. The PDF is four pages long and includes twenty step-by-step photos for making the necklace.
Finished length options approximately: 17", 19", 21", 23", 25"
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
The Basilica necklace features stunning 8mm czech glass cathedral beads flanked by two kumihimo beaded ropes capped with exquisitely detailed TierraCast findings. A clever braiding technique turns the kumihimo portions into beaded beads and the entire piece is strung on Soft Flex wire. Basilica is a project suitable for all levels.
Basilica is an all-levels project, and assumes you already know the basic kumihimo skills:
- how to thread a needle
- how to tie an overhand knot
- how to set up the disk for braiding
- how to string beads
- how drop beads and lock them in place in the braid
Please download our free Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide as a reference for these basic skills.
The following supplies and tools (not included) are needed to make a Basilca Necklace (the PDF includes a detailed supply list with quantities):
- Superlon size 18
- 1 big-eye needle
- size 11° Japanese seed beads
- size 8° Japanese seed beads
- thin walled 2mm jewelry tube with ~1mm ID
- binding thread
- 6mm TierraCast “Temple” endcaps w/o loops
- Soft Flex wire
- crimp beads
- 8mm Czech glass cathedral beads
- wire guards
- jump rings
- 1 TierraCast “Temple” toggle clasp
- 4” or 6” Kumihimo Disk
- ½” standard thickness
- 1 ⅜” center hole
- 8 Weighted Kumihimo Bobbins (~23g each)
- Clip-on center weight (~45g)
- 4 bead stoppers
- Wire cutter
- Magical crimpers for .018" -.019” wire
- 2 jewelry pliers (chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose)
The "Pattern Only" option is best for independent beaders either working from their own stash or willing/able to search for their own materials because we do not provide vendor recommendations nor color names/numbers. The supply list is on the first page of each project PDF and includes the type/size of each required component as well as the required quantity. The quantity may be listed as a range if the instructions include stringing charts for multiple sizes. If you would prefer to purchase a complete kit that includes both the instructions and all the materials needed to make a project, please reach out. Depending on stock availability we may be able to make you a kit even if that project isn't currently listed as a kit on our website. (There is a "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.)
Design by Rebecca Ann Combs
©2023 Rickbecca Publishing LLC
Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial (as long as you are not mass producing them), I do ask that you credit me as the designer and please note that copying, teaching or sharing my pattern is prohibited.