Kumi-cabs 1 Tutorial


Tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to bring together elements of bead embroidery, soutache and kumihimo to frame a cabochon in an innovative and secure design. This is the first tutorial in a planned series of designs.




This is the first tutorial in a brand new series of hybrid designs, combining the best of embroidery, soutache and kumihimo. These techniques blend together to make the perfect frame for a flat backed cabochon.  The method is uncomplicated to complete and very secure in use. No special skills are needed.

Update – A supplement has been added to this tutorial to show an alternative way of connecting the pendant to the necklace.

– Clear and concise instructions

– Full colour step-by-step photos (not diagrams)

– Written by a regular contributor to top magazines, YouTuber and a guest designer on television

– Both metric and imperial measurements given

Please Note

This is a PDF file and will be available to download once payment is confirmed.

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– All conversions and quantities are approximate

– This tutorial may not be copied, distributed, shared or sold and is for your personal use only. You are not permitted to teach this tutorial, unless you ave the written permission of Pru McRae. You are welcome to sell jewellery made using these instructions, but it is appreciated if you credit either Pru McRae or Prumihimo for the design.