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Free Kumihimo Seed Bead Patterns (3/19/2014)

2014 March 19

Apparently I’m coming to the Kumihimo craze a little late. I’m taking my first class soon. Well, I did take one class years ago on the using the Marudai, but it was a frustrating experience and I had a headache. Finally I am brave enough to try again, only with the foam disc. If you haven’t tried it yet, do what I’m doing and take a class at  your local bead store.

Embroidery Thread and Seed Bead Kumihimo Bracelets

Embroidery Thread and Seed Bead Kumihimo Bracelets

Embroidery Thread and Seed Bead Kumihimo Bracelets Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:00 GMT

Today I’m going to give you a quick little explanation of how to make these cute kumihimo bracelets using embroidery thread and seed beads. I love that the spacing of the beads allows you to see the color of the thread. Before we begin, make sure you go read my Kumihimo Braided Bracelet Tutorial and my Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet Tutorial. This will make a lot more sense if you have the basics down. 

Simple 8 Kumihimo Braiding Technique Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:36:23 GMT

Its been all about Kumihimo Braiding recently and we’ve been really busy trying out different beading and cord techniques with the new Kumihimo Round boards.  Here are some of the creations we came up with. All the techniques that follow are based around the Simple 8 Warp Braid technique; the instructions for this are included with all of the round Kumihimo Braiding boards that we stock.

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

Kumihimo Projects Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:42:00 GMT

The first project I worked on is more of a traditional beaded Kumihimo necklace.I used a bead mix from my stash and then used one of my fused glass cabochons to bead for the focal.  This kit came at a great time, as I’ve been trying to figure out what to hang my beaded pendants from. The Kumihimo rope is perfect, in that it can be customized with the right beads to coordinate with the pendant, and the size of the rope beautifully balances the focal.

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets Tutorial Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:00:00 GMT

To begin, you may want to review how to make a Braided Kumihimo Bracelet.  This tutorial does not cover each specific step like the Braided Kumihimo Bracelet does. I will just show you how to add the beads into the bracelet. When you start your bracelet, you will want to begin by making a Kumihimo braid. You will make the braid just long enough {about 1/4″} for your end cap to be glued on to. Then it’s time to start adding beads.

Make a Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads

Make a Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads

How To Make a Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads Fri, 17 May 2013 12:16:33 GMT

Using the Miyuki Long Magatama seed beads, you can create this beautiful Kumihimo snake like bracelet. It is made exactly the same as the beaded Kumihimo with Swarovski or the round Miyuki seed beads. Because these beads are petal shaped and either side is different, to get the snake effect you need to thread the beads on all the same way.

Kumihimo Tip #21 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:14:09 GMT

“How many beads do I need?” I get emailed this question all the time. And there is no real simple answer. I usually suggest braiding a beaded gauge.  The size of the bead, the thickness or thinness of the cord and the braid pattern will all influence the beaded braid. I braid with 8/0 and 6/0 Toho and Miyuki seed beads. Not all 6/0 seed beads are the same and not all 8/0 seed beads are the same. Braiding up a gauge is your best bet to determine your bead usage.

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