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Free Kumihimo Seed Bead Patterns (5/16/2014)

2014 May 16

 I recently tried Kumihimo on the foam disk and I loved it. I made 3 necklaces within a week. It was much easier than using a Marudai for the braiding, as I tried several years ago. I see how you can make a lot more kinds of braids on the Marudai, but the disk is so fast and easy, I found it more enjoyable.

Simple 8 Kumihimo Braiding Technique

Simple 8 Kumihimo Braiding Technique

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

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.

Tips For Beaded Kumihimo From A Beginner Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Doing kumihimo with beads is totally addicting. If you’re thinking about learning how to do beaded kumihimo, you should know that you will fall head over heels for this easy Japanese braiding technique. You’ll be buying up size 6 seed beads by the kilo. You’ll start dreaming about end caps and cones for finishing your kumihimo braids. And you’ll be thinking about ways to stitch up fancy beaded sliders and accents for these quick and easy beaded ropes that are a great alternative to bead crochet.

Kumihimo with Long Magatamas

Kumihimo with Long Magatamas

What is Kumihimo? Sat, 29 Oct 2011 16:32:45 GMT

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid- making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. The traditional “tool” is the marudai. It is expensive (relatively) and not portable. The newest “tool” is the foam Kumihimo Disk. It is portable and easy to use. One of our group saw a disk and we were off learning to make Kumihimo braids.

Kumihimo Tip #24 Thu, 08 May 2014 02:12:30 GMT

Whether you are looking to combine fiber colors or bead colors, this is a super tool. Take a look at the combinations below that Design Seeds helped me put together for Petite Satin and 6/0 Seed Bead Colors. Imagine…a new color palette, or two, from Design Seeds each day!

Beaded Kumihimo

Beaded Kumihimo

Beaded Kumihimo Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:35:00 GMT

I’ve been making kumihimo braids for YEARS and never tried it with beads until just last week !  Why ?  I have no idea why but I am so happy I finally did it too cause I sure was missing out on fun stuff and some beautiful jewelry !

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.

Simple Twist Pattern

Click below to purchase the tools and materials used in this video – I had D…

Instructions for Making the Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet Kit – In this video, you will learn how to make the Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet Kit which is available at In this e…

How To Make a Kumihimo Bead Bracelet Using Long Magatama Beads A kumihimo braid with added long magatama beads creates a beautiful scaled effect. T…

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