Welcome to your new addiction! It's really fun to watch your braid appear magically below your disk. You're going to be impressed with the beautiful, high-quality jewelry you can make in just a few hours. All the information you need to get started is included here in the Beaded Rope beginner kit. You'll learn how to set up the disk, the super simple braiding moves, and how to transform your beautiful beaded rope into a wonderful necklace you'll be proud to wear.
We offer the Beaded Rope kit in two distinct styles:
The Bead Soup Beaded Rope ($30) features a mixture of colors in varying amounts. Each mix has a dominant color and several accent colors. These mixed beads are strung randomly without making a pattern. As you braid the colors will appear as randomly sized groupings. The Bead Soup Beaded Rope is finished with all-in-one acrylic magnetic endcaps. The Bead Soup Beaded Rope kit includes: detailed step-by-step written instructions, big-eye needle, size 18 Superlon, size 8 Japanese seed beads, magnetic acrylic endcaps, binding thread, and E6000 glue. The kit makes one necklace up to 28″ long.
The Four Color Beaded Rope ($45) features four colors in equal amounts. There is no dominant color. The beads are strung and braided in such a way that creates a repeating pattern that evenly distributes all four colors throughout the necklace. The Four Color Beaded Rope kit is finished using lead-free pewter TierraCast endcaps with coordinating magnetic clasp and jump rings. The Four Color Beaded Rope kit includes: detailed step-by-step written instructions, big-eye needle, size 18 Superlon, size 8 Japanese seed beads, Tierra Cast endcaps, Tierra Cast magnetic clasp and jump rings, binding thread, and E6000 glue. The kit makes one necklace up to 30″ long.
Techniques used: kumihimo
You’ll need the following tools (not included) to complete the project: foam kumihimo disk (regular 1/2″ thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each), clip-on center weight (~45g), and scissors. With the Four Color Beaded Rope kit with the metal endcaps, you'll also need jewelry pliers to attach the magnetic clasp to the endcaps. If this is your first project, be sure to add an Essential Kumihimo Tool Kit to your order.
This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs of Design & Adorn.
This kit and the included pattern are offered for sale for your personal use only. This pattern may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of Design & Adorn.
Are you in the Tucson area? We offer contact-free local pickup Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Appointment required. We'll email you a scheduling link when your order is ready.