The Stargazer 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 18", 21", and 23.5".
This is not a kit. No materials are included.
Stargazer is an intermediate kumihimo project. Previous experience braiding around a core (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is required. If this is your first time making a braid with a counted pattern, download our free PDF Understanding the Braid Structure and Reading a Counted Pattern.
The Stargazer instructions assume 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 braid around a core
- how to bind off the ends of your braid
- how to glue on endcaps
- how to attach a clasp using jump rings
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.
Tools needed to assemble the project (not included)
- foam kumihimo disk
- 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each)
- clip-on center weight (~45g)
- jewelry pliers
- reading glasses or magnification (optional)
Design by Alex Du Pont
©2021 Rickbecca Publishing LLC
Distributed under license by Design & Adorn LLC.
While we are happy for you to sell any items you make using this Stargazer kit/tutorial (as long as you are not mass producing them), we do ask that you credit Alex Du Pont as the designer and please note that copying, teaching or sharing the Stargazer pattern is prohibited.