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Kaleidoscope Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Kaleidoscope Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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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

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