The Soirée Kumihimo Necklace Video Class is a set of video tutorials and a downloadable PDF. Nothing will be shipped to you. If you want to print out the written instructions, you'll need to have a printer. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the PDF file.
Because of the time-consuming nature of the Soirée necklace, we're going with a video-on-demand format for the class. This way you can work at your own pace and not worry about trying to get your homework done in time for a live zoom class that may not fit your schedule.
Each step of the project will be a separate video to make it easy for you to follow along with whatever stage of the necklace you're currently working on. As always, we're available for trouble-shooting via email.
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Soirée should not be your first beaded kumihimo project. Soirée is a kumihimo necklace for competent braiders. No previous bead stitching or braid embellishing experience is required. Soirée is not difficult, but it does require working with very small beads and paying very close attention to details.
Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is required. If it has been awhile since your last beaded kumihimo project (or if this is your first time with one of my projects), please review our Beaded Kumihimo Starter Guide and Understanding the Braid before beginning your necklace.
Complete necklace kits are available for the Soirée and we highly recommend that you buy one to ensure that you have exactly what you need to be successful.
If you choose to purchase the video class without a kit, please understand that we cannot provide technical support if you attempt to make material substitutions. You must use the exact size and types of beads/button/thread called for in the supply list.
The Soirée supply list does not include color names or numbers, so the "video class only" option is best for beaders comfortable making their own color selections and willing/able to search for their own materials.
The following materials are needed to make a Soirée necklace:
- Superlon micro
- size 11 Miyuki Delica beads
- size 8 Toho Demi beads
- 3mm Czech fire polished beads
- 36mm Czech glass button with metal shank (Button size is critical! No subsitutions!)
- size 8 Miyuki seed beads
- size 11 Miyuki seed beads
- size 15 Miyuki or Toho seed beads
- One-G or KO beading thread
Design by Rebecca Ann Combs ©2022 Rickbecca Publishing LLC
Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC.
You have my permission to sell necklaces you make using this Soirée tutorial as long as:
- You credit me, Rebecca Ann Combs, as the designer.
- You are not mass producing them. (Max 12 Soirée necklaces per year.)
Please note that copying, teaching or sharing my Soirée pattern is prohibited.