The Kaleidoscope 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 eleven step-by-step photos and stringing charts for three different lengths: approximately 19", 21", and 23".
Please note: If you are trying to decide between Kaleidoscope and Call to Adventure, the only difference is the pendant. They have the same stringing chart for the braid.
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Unicorne teardrops and Czech glass beads dance in a Kaleidoscope of color in this dynamic, beginner-friendly chain maille pendant suspended from an exquisite hammered bail. This eye-catching pendant is the star of a sophisticated color-changing beaded rope finished with TierraCast hammered endcaps and coordinating magnetic clasp.
Kaleidoscope is an all-levels project, and 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.
If this is your first time doing kumihimo with a counted pattern, please also read Understanding the Braid Structure and Reading a Counted Pattern.
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
©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 Kaleidoscope 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 Kaleidoscope pattern is prohibited.