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Whimsy Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

Whimsy Kumihimo Necklace Instructions (PDF)

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The Whimsy 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 three pages long and includes a supply list, detailed written instructions, and stringing charts for three different finished necklace lengths: approximately 20", 23", and 26".  It also includes instructions for how to make the peyote stitch endcaps covers.

This is not a kit.  No materials are included.  

Lightweight, airy, and oh so fun, the Whimsy necklace adds personality to any outfit! Lentil beads spiral playfully front and center and then transition to sparkling fire polished beads.  The loose spiral continues to the back of the necklace and you'll finish with stainless steel magnetic endcaps hidden under coordinating peyote stitch endcap covers.

Whimsy is a beginner-plus to intermediate 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

Whimsy is not recommend for a first beaded kumihimo project The following elements make Whimsy more appropriate for beginner-plus to intermediate braiders:

  • small bead size (11/0)
  • asymmetrical counted pattern
  • braiding around a core

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.

If you would prefer to purchase a complete kit that includes both the instructions and all the materials needed to make a project, please click here


 The following supplies are needed to make a Whimsy necklace (not included): 

  • 6mm Czech glass lentil beads (single hole)
  • 3mm Czech glass fire polished beads
  • size 11 Delica beads
  • size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • Superlon Micro
  • satin Rattail
  • big-eye needle
  • 6mm stainless steel magnetic endcaps
  • One-G beading thread
  • 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)
  • scissors

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 Whimsy 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 Whimsy pattern is prohibited