The Caravan 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 three pages long and includes nine step-by-step photos for making the necklace.
Finished length options: 17.5", 20.5", 23.75", 28"
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Caravan 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 are needed to make a Caravan Necklace (not included):
- 1ft Soft Flex medium beading wire
- 14pc 10mm x 11mm engraved Czech bicones
- 6mm crystal bicones
- crimp beads
- size 18 Superlon
- big-eye needle
- size 8⁰ Japanese seed beads (solid color or bead soup)
- 8mm TierraCast Palace endcaps
- TierraCast Starburst magnetic clasp with 4mm jump rings
- binding threa
- kumihimo disk
- 8 weighted bobbins
- wire cutters
- chain nose pliers
- crimping pliers (optional)
- bent nose pliers
- bead stopper (optional)
- bead spinner & bead spinner needle (optional)
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.