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We will make the Kismet kits to order in batches every week. Your kit will be ready to ship/pickup about a week to ten days after you order it.
Orders placed after Friday, Sept. 16th → Ready to ship/pickup Oct. 1st
The Kismet kit includes
- detailed written instructions with stringing charts for two different lengths of lariat necklace.
- Soft Flex medium beading wire
- 10mm x 11mm engraved Czech glass bicones
- 6mm Preciosa crystal bicones
- TierraCast hammered cones
- crimp beads
- size 11 Japanese seed beads
- size 8 Japanese seed beads
- size 18 Superlon
- big-eye needle
TierraCast 8mm endcaps
- TierraCast Palace 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)
- wire cutters
- crimping pliers (optional)
- bead stopper (optional)
Kismet is a long lariat necklace featuring intriguingly engraved Czech bicones paired with sparkling crystal bicones to form beaded tassels that flow smoothly from a color-changing beaded kumihimo rope. Coordinating TierraCast endcaps and a magnetic clasp hide behind the neck to simplify putting your necklace on. Kismet is a project suitable for all levels.
If this is your very first beaded kumihimo project, please review our Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide before beginning your necklace.
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 Kismet 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 Kismet 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.
F.A.Q. about The Kismet kits and the Soft Flex Customer Appreciation Week
Can I still buy a Kismet kit if I'm not planning to join the bead along? Absolutely! Like all of our kits, Kismet comes with detailed step-by-step instructions. The bead along is a fun virtual get-together, but attendance is totally optional and your kit contains all of the instructions you need to put the necklace together on your own.
When is The Kismet bead along? It's at 1:00 PM Pacific time on Monday, September 12th.
And how do I watch the live bead along video? It'll be on the Soft Flex Very Important Beader Facebook group page, the Soft Flex Company Facebook page, the Soft Flex YouTube channel, as well as on Design & Adorn's YouTube channel.
Is the bead along a class? No, not really. I'll demo all the key skills, but we're not going to get to everything during our 90 minute time slot. You'll need to refer to the detailed instructions that come with your Kismet kit (or "Pattern Only" PDF) for important information like the kumihimo stringing charts. If you've never tried kumihimo the bead along is a great way to learn!