Free Kumihimo Seed Bead Patterns (6/20/2012)
This is a playful approach to KUMIHIMO and opens all kinds of doors for endless creativity. The necklaces pictured are the first two in a Series of PAINTING WTH BEADS patterns that I am publishing and including in kits.
My addiction to Kumihimo continues this week, this time I am trying to master a flat 10-warp braid on a square Kumihimo disk. I played around with a few of the basic patterns and then decided that I absolutely had to master the dragonscale. We’re a fun group of bead stringers and jewelry artists.
First Kumihimo Attempt. I was so happy this morning when the mail arrived and I noticed that one of my orders I’ve made arrived. My second order from Bricol’Art. I’d ordered a Kumihimo disc and some C-LON Beading Cord in a couple of colors to start with. I’ve been wanting to try out Kumihimo for quite some time now … With the Kumihimo disc from “The BeadSmith” you also get the basic instructions so you can start. I went to Youtube and checked around for some …
Here’s a TRIO of fabulous Kumihimo Necklace Kits just in time for 4th OF JULY. Make one for yourself. Make one for a friend. I have used the Cluster Bead Pattern, Edge Bead Pattern and the Painting with Beads Pattern.
BeadFX – a Canadian bead store – staffed with crazy bead ladies. In particular – these classes introduced beads into the braids, with an end result that Marg says “looks exactly like bead crochet.”. If you are adding beads, Size 6/0 or 8/0 beads will fit on the C-Lon cord.
Kumihimo Patterns for the Kongo Gumi Braid. Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese art of braiding cord (“kumi”= to braid, “himo” = cord). Over the centuries, these cords have been used for religious ceremonies, lacing samurai …
Here is a simple demonstration of Kumihimo Braiding. There are several samples of Kumihimo braid necklaces, with bead collage pendants, at the end.
www.beadaholique.com – Beadaholique’s Andrea shows us how to make a 8-warp kumihimo braid bracelet. I’ve been playing with this updated version of an ancient Japanese craft for a little while now, and loving it. Here I have a bracelet that I created …
Kumihimo Braiding Disc – Creating a Flat Braid
- What is Kumihimo? (artbeads.com)
- Kumihimo flat braid bracelet (shonbrinson.typepad.com)
- Kumihimo Braid – Right Angle Weave Adorned with Beaded Fringe (rowenablog.typepad.com)
- Seed-Bead Braids (beadingdaily.com)
- Let’s Make Braided Jewelry Tutorials (beadinggem.com)