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Mirage Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)
Mirage Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)
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Mirage Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Mirage 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 four different finished necklace lengths:  approximately 19" (inner circumference 16"), 21" (inner circumference 18"), 24" (inner circumference 21"), 26" (inner circumference 23")

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

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.  


Mirage is a beginner level 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 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.  


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 Mirage "Pattern Only" PDF includes 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, but does not include manufacturer color numbers for the beads used in the sample necklace.  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


Although all tutorials have been tried and tested, unfortunately small errors may occur from time to time. If you do have any difficulties or questions when making a project using a Design & Adorn pattern please do get in touch and we will be very happy to help you via email. We want to make sure that you are able to complete the project.


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.  

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