The Kismet 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 four pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for two different finished necklace lengths: approximately 54" measured end-to-end including endcaps, clasp, and tassels (max inner circumference 25 - 28" depending on how/where you tie the knot)
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
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 beginner project, but 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 attach a clasp using jump rings
Please download our free Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide as a reference for these basic skills.
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.
Tools needed to assemble the project (not included)
- foam kumihimo disk
- 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
- wire cutters
- crimping pliers (optional)
- bead stopper (optional)
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.