The Peppermint Treat 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 five pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for three different finished necklace lengths: approximately 18", 23", and 28".
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
The Peppermint Treat is a 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!
Peppermint Treat is an all-levels kumihimo 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 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 read a stringing chart
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.
The following supplies are needed to make a Peppermint Treat necklace (not included):
- lampwork peppermint focal beads
- Preciosa crystal bicones
- Czech glass rounds
- Czech glass donuts
- size 6 Demi beads (not visible)
- ball headpins
- TierraCast jump rings
- size 8 Japanese seed beads
- size 18 Superlon
- 8mm stainless steel magnetic endcaps
- size 11 Delicas
- One-G beading thread
- sterling silver earwires
- binding thread
- E6000 glue
Tools needed to assemble the project (not included):
- foam kumihimo disk
- 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
- clip-on center weight (~45g)
- big-eye needle
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 Peppermint Treat 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 Peppermint Treat pattern is prohibited.