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Palm Springs Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Palm Springs Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Palm Springs 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 three pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and eight step-by-step photos.  The max finished length is 27". 

The Palm Springs kumihimo necklace features three strands of fun, multi-color heishi beads strung up front and center in a casual, light-weight design. A simple spacer bead transitions you from stringing to beaded kumihimo. Acrylic magnetic endcaps complete the look. The Palm Springs necklace uses size 11 seed beads around a core, so this is a great project for expanding your skill set. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is required. 

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.    

Palm Springs is a beginner-plus project, and 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
  • how drop beads and lock them in place in the braid
  • how bind off the ends of your braid
  • how to glue on endcaps

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


     The following supplies and tools are needed to assemble the project (not included)

    • 3 strands 4mm polymer clay heishi beads
    • TierraCast large-hole spacer beads (2.5mm hole)
    • size 11 Japanese seed beads
    • micro Superlon braiding cord
    • jewelry tube
    • big-eye needle
    • 6mm acrylic magnetic endcaps
    • binding thread
    • E6000 glue
    • foam kumihimo disk
    • 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
    • clip-on center weight (~45g)
    • scissors
    • 6 bead stoppers
    • 6 plain bobbins

    Design by Rebecca Ann Combs

    ©2021 Rickbecca Publishing LLC 

    Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC. 

    While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs pattern is prohibited