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Showstopper Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)
Showstopper Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)
Showstopper Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)
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Showstopper Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Showstopper 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 two pages long and includes stringing charts for three different lengths:  approximately 18", 21", and 25". 

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

The Showstopper dresses up any outfit. Be prepared to be stopped by strangers on the street asking where you got your fabulous necklace. This is a straightforward, easy-to-braid design featuring both regular size and mini size Unicorne teardrops.  It's perfect for adventurous beginners as well as more experienced braiders. 


Showstopper is a beginner level project, but assumes you already know the basic kumihimo skills:

  • how to thread a needle
  • how to tie an overhand knot
  • how to end thread with a half-hitch knot
  • how to set up the disk for braiding
  • how to string beads and follow a stringing chart
  • how drop beads and lock them in place in the braid
  • how bind off the ends of your braid
  • how to glue on endcaps
  • how to attach a clasp using jump rings

Please download our free Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide as a reference for these basic skills.  

The Showstopper instructions are also published in Rebecca's first book, Kumihimo Basics & Beyond.


You'll need the follow materials to make a Showstopper necklace (Not included)

  • size 8 Japanese seed beads
  • size 6 Japanese seed beads
  • mini Unicorne teardrops (2 strands)
  • regular Unicorne teardrops (2 strands)
  • size 18 Superlon
  • big-eye needle
  • TierraCast 8mm hammered endcaps with Palace magnetic clasp
  • binding thread
  • E6000 glue

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. 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 quantity may be listed as a range if 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 reach out. Depending on stock availability we may be able to make you a kit even if that project isn't currently listed as a kit on our website. (There is a "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.)

Design by Rebecca Ann Combs

©2009 Rickbecca Publishing LLC 

Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC. 

While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this Showstoppertutorial (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 Showstopper pattern is prohibited

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