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Illusionist Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Illusionist Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Illusionist 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 five pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for three different finished necklace lengths: approximately 23", 26", and 29".  

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

They say a magician never reveals their secrets, but with The Illusionist necklace kit you'll peek behind the curtain to learn some very cool tricks.  The Illusionist necklace features six strands of Czech glass beads that appear to float on Soft Flex beading wire.  Six strands become three and then disappear into TierraCast hammered endcaps.  From there the necklace transforms into a color changing beaded kumihimo braid.  

The Illusionist 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

    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.

    If you would prefer to purchase a complete kit that includes both the instructions and all the materials needed to make a project, please click here


     The following supplies are needed to make an Illusionist necklace (not included): 

    • Soft Flex Medium Beading Wire
    • 4mm and 6mm Czech glass beads
    • sterling silver or gold filled crimp beads
    • size 8 Japanese seed beads
    • size 18 Superlon
    • big-eye needle
    • 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
    • wire cutters
    • Mighty Crimping Plier
    • chain nose pliers
    • bent or flat nose pliers

    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 Illusionist 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 Illusionist pattern is prohibited


    Watch Rebecca Combs demo key Illusionist techniques.