The Classic Elegance Kumihimo 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 two pages long and includes 3 close-up step-by-step photos and stringing charts for three different lengths: approximately 19.5", 21", and 25".
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Make a statement with the sparkling Classic Elegance. Whether you're brand new to kumihimo or a long time fan, this is one of those projects that is just soooo relaxing to braid. Both the 4mm fire polished and size 8 seed beads are easy to string with the included big-eye needle and once the braid is underway these two different bead sizes naturally nestle against each other in an elegant spiral. We finish off the Classic Elegance necklace with TierraCast endcaps and a coordinating magnetic clasp, but free free to use the 8mm endcaps and clasp of your choice.
A stunning necklace for braiders of all skill levels, even beginners, that does not need a pendant or focal to make a splash.
Classic Elegance is a beginner level project, but assumes you already know the basic kumihimo skills:
- how to thread a needle
- how to tie an overhand knot
- how to end thread with a half-hitch knot
- how to set up the disk for braiding
- how to string beads and follow a stringing chart
- how drop beads and lock them in place in the braid
- how bind off the ends of your braid
- how to glue on endcaps
- how to attach a clasp using jump rings
Please download our free Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide as a reference for these basic skills.
The Classic Elegance instructions are also published in Rebecca's first book, Kumihimo Basics & Beyond.
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
©Rickbecca Publishing LLC Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC. This kit and the included pattern are offered for sale for your personal use only. No commercial use of the pattern is permitted. This pattern may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of Rebecca Ann Combs. When sharing photos of your completed project online, please credit Rebecca Ann Combs as the designer.