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Peppermint Treat Kumihimo and Chain Maille Necklace Kit (All Levels)

Peppermint Treat Kumihimo and Chain Maille Necklace Kit (All Levels)

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The Peppermint Treat is this season's MUST HAVE holiday necklace and earring set!  Red and white peppermint swirl candies are bedecked with sparkling crystal bicones. (They may look good enough to eat, but they're actually lampwork glass beads.) Various Czech glass shapes are stacked to make even more yummy looking peppermint treats to dangle from the easy-to-make (even for beginners!) silver plated chain. Following the detailed, step-by-step instructions in your kit, you'll step up your jewelry-making game and learn how to make this gorgeous embellished chain centerpiece and transition seamlessly to a dramatic, ombré beaded braid. The peppermint candy beads make adorable matching earrings!

The Peppermint Treat kit includes lampwork peppermint focal beads, Preciosa Czech glass crystals, Czech glass donuts, Czech glass rounds, ball headpins, TierraCast jump rings, Superlon braiding cord, size 8 Japanese seed beads, stainless steel magnetic endcaps, size 11 Delica beads, One-G beading thread, binding thread, big-eye needle, sterling silver earwires and E6000 glue.  The kit has all the materials you need to make one necklace up to 28" long and one pair of earrings.

Peppermint Treat is a kumihimo kit for all levels. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is helpful, but not required. If this is your very first beaded kumihimo project, please review our Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide before beginning your necklace. As for the embellished chain centerpiece, if you can open & close jump rings, you can do this!  

Techniques used:  kumihimo, basic chain maille, peyote stitch

You’ll need the following tools (not included) to complete the project: foam kumihimo disk (regular 1/2″ thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each), clip-on center weight (~45g), scissors, 1.5mm/2mm bail-making pliers, and jewelry pliers.

This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs of Design & Adorn.  ©2021

This kit and the included pattern are offered for sale for your personal use only. This pattern may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of Design & Adorn.  When you share photos of your completed kit on social media, give credit to Rebecca Ann Combs as the designer by tagging Design & Adorn Beading Studio.

Are you in the Tucson area?  We offer contact-free local pickup Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 - 4:30 PM.  Appointment required.  We'll email you a scheduling link when your order is ready.