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Basilica Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Basilica Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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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)
  • Scissors
  • 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

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