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Type of kit:  necklace
Max finished length:  approximately 24" 
Techniques: beaded kumihimo (all levels) and bead stringing (sometimes without a needle)

 The Grandiose kit includes 

  • detailed written instructions with stringing charts for four different finished necklace lengths: approximately 18", 20", 22" and 24" 
  • 14mm x 13mm Czech glass petal beads
  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • size 18 Superlon
  • big-eye needle
  • 8mm TierraCast endcaps
  • TierraCast magnetic clasp with jump rings
  • binding thread
  • E6000 glue

Tools needed to assemble the project (not included)

  • foam kumihimo disk
  • 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
  • clip-on center weight (~45g)
  • scissors
  • jewelry pliers
  • white/craft glue to stiffen Superlon when use of needle is impossible (optional)

Three layers of large Czech glass petals command your attention while the flat-back design keeps this stunning necklace comfortably in place on your chest. Grandiose is wonderfully supple and drapes beautifully thanks to a clever trick in the stringing plan.

    Grandiose is an all levels kumihimo 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 and follow a stringing chart
    • how to drop beads and lock them in place in the braid
    • how to bind off the ends of your braid
    • how to glue on endcaps
    • how to read a stringing chart

    Grandiose is not recommend for a first beaded kumihimo project The following elements make Grandiose more appropriate for braiders with some previous beaded kumihimo experience:

    • asymmetrical counted pattern
    • asymmetrical bead shape

    Design by Rebecca Ann Combs

    ©2022 Rickbecca Publishing LLC 

    Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC. 

    While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this Grandiose 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 Grandiose pattern is prohibited

     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.