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Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
Dragonscale
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Dragonscale

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Type of kit:  necklace

Max length:  approximately 23.75" (fits 22" neck)

Techniques: beaded kumihimo (beginner)

 The Dragonscale kit includes 

  • Fully assembled, ready-to-glue, wire-wrapped solid bronze endcaps
  • Solid bronze dragon clasp (It's a snake loop and a lizard toggle bar if you want to be technical.)
  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • Miyuki long magatama beads
  • Superlon braiding cord
  • big-eye needle
  • binding thread
  • E6000 glue
  • printed instructions

All colorways include the same solid bronze dragon clasp.  The "Rhaegal" colorway features two colors with a clear background color (metallic green) and a dot color (metallic bronze).  All other colorways feature a mixture of colors strung randomly without a pattern.


Tools needed to assemble the project (not included)

  • foam kumihimo disk
  • 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
  • clip-on center weight (~45g)
  • scissors

I have always enjoyed fantasy stories about dragons. Dragons are exciting and dangerous, but also beautiful and majestic! When I first spotted this hand-cast bronze toggle clasp, I knew I had to design a special necklace for it. Upon closer inspection, the clasp is actually a snake for the ring and a lizard for the bar, but I always see a dragon.  

By stringing the magatama beads so that they all face the same direction (as detailed in the kit instructions), you'll achieve the smooth, elegant Dragonscale texture. Dragonscale is a kumihimo kit for all levels. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is helpful, but not required. If this is your very first beaded kumihimo project, please review our Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide before beginning your necklace. The Dragonscale necklace is best worn close to your collarbones.  You have enough materials to make one necklace up to 23 3/4" long that will fit a 22" neck.

This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs©2011 Rickbecca Publishing.  Distributed under license by Design & Adorn.

The Dragonscale instructions also appear in Rebecca's first book Kumihimo Basics & Beyond.

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 Rickbecca Publishing LLC. 

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.