The Oasis Kumihimo Bracelet 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 eight different finished bracelet lengths:
- approximately 7" (inner circumference 6")
- approximately 7.5" (inner circumference 6.5")
- approximately 8" (inner circumference 7")
- approximately 8.5" (inner circumference 7.5")
- approximately 9" (inner circumference 8")
- approximately 9.5" (inner circumference 8.5")
- approximately 10" (inner circumference 9")
- approximately 10.5" (inner circumference 9.5")
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Oasis is a stunning new kumihimo bracelet design by Rebecca Ann Combs. A luxuriously rich eight-color bead soup transforms into a strong single-color focal point across two braids. We finished the bracelet with subtly hammered endcaps and a matching two-strand magnetic clasp. Easy to braid with size 8 seed beads (with just a few size 11 beads hiding under the endcaps), Oasis is a project suitable for all levels.
Oasis 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 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.
The Oasis "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 bracelet. 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.
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 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 pattern is prohibited.