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Sail Away Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Sail Away Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Sail Away 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 four pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for three different finished necklace lengths: approximately 19", 22" and 25".  

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

Sail Away features a kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes, and colors of milky and translucent glass beads that have been machine tumbled to create an appearance of sea glass.  The matte finish gives our sea glass style beads a subtle glow and a sprinkle of crystal bicones brings sparkle and whimsy.  You'll use a simple wire coiling technique to create the striking sea glass focal.  Hammered cones make for an elegant transition to the color shifting beaded braid.

Sail Away 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
  • how to read a counted pattern 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

If this is your first kumihimo project please review the following free PDFs to learn the basics before beginning your Sail Away project:


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 Sail Away necklace (not included): 

  • assorted sea glass style beads
  • assorted crystal bicones
  • silver colored ball headpins
  • Soft Flex beading wire
  • crimps
  • TierraCast  cones
  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • size 18 Superlon braiding cord
  • big-eye needle
  • TierraCast 8mm silver colored endcaps
  • TierraCast silver colored magnetic clasp with jump rings
  • binding thread
  • E6000 glue

Tools needed to assemble the project (not included):

Design by Rebecca Ann Combs

©2022 Rickbecca Publishing LLC 

Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC. 

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