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)
- 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.