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Type of kit:  necklace
Max finished length:  approximately 26" (inner circumference 23")
Techniques: beaded kumihimo (beginner)

 The Mirage kit includes 

  • detailed written instructions with a gram-by-gram recipe for how to make the 8-color bead mix as well as guidance on the color-theory used to make the mix as well as stringing charts for four different sizes of necklace.
  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • size 18 Superlon
  • big-eye needle
  • TierraCast 6mm endcaps
  • TierraCast 3-strand 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
  • jewelry pliers

Mirage is a stunning new kumihimo necklace design by Rebecca Ann Combs.  A luxuriously rich eight-color bead soup transforms into a strong single-color focal point across three braids of graduated lengths.  We finished the necklace with subtly hammered endcaps and a matching three-strand magnetic clasp. Easy to braid with size 8 seed beads (with just a few size 11 beads hiding under the endcaps), Mirage 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 Mirage 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 Mirage 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.