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Holly Jolly Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Holly Jolly Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Holly Jolly 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 three pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for four different finished necklace lengths: approximately 18", 20", 22" and 24".  

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

Holly Jolly is this season's MUST HAVE holiday necklace!  Featuring a color-shifting beaded rope of size 8 seed beads and a fun focal section of nested wire-wrapped Czech glass leaves, berries, and fire polished. You'll finish off your gorgeous necklace with TierraCast endcaps and locking starburst magnetic clasps. Previous beaded kumihimo experience is required for this intermediate project.

Holly Jolly is an an intermediate 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

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

  • dropping multiple beads together in the focal section
  • large focal bead size

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.  Please allow your own creativity to guide you to your own unique color palette.

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 quantities are listed as a range because the instructions include stringing charts for multiple sizes.

 The following supplies are needed to make a Holly Jolly necklace (not included): 

  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • assorted Czech glass beads
  • ball headpins
  • size 8 Demi beads
  • size 18 Superlon
  • TierraCast 8mm endcaps
  • TierraCast Starburst 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
  • big-eye needle

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 Holly Jolly kit/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 Holly Jolly pattern is prohibited