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Opening Night Kumihimo Bracelet Instructions (PDF)

Opening Night Kumihimo Bracelet Instructions (PDF)

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The Opening Night 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 five pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for three different finished bracelet lengths: 

  • approximately 7" (inner circumference 6")
  • approximately 8" (inner circumference 7")
  • approximately 9" (inner circumference 8")

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

The Opening Night bracelet balances symmetry and negative space in this dramatic, eye-catching design.  The braid is a straight forward counted pattern suitable for braiders of all-levels.  The bead stitching embellishment that joins the two braids has an easy-to-follow thread path making this a great first "embellished braid" project.

Following the detailed, step-by-step instructions, you'll step up your jewelry-making game by learning the fundamentals of braid embellishment:  how to anchor beading thread to the braid, how to sew two braids together, how to embellish the edge of the braid, and how to make custom peyote stitch endcap covers.


Opening Night 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 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

©2019 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.  

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