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Kumihimo Seed Bead Patterns (10/16/2015)

2015 October 16

I’ve got so many ideas for Kumihimo, but I’m so busy with bead weaving projects, I never get to them. I’ve got a vacation in Florida coming up, maybe I should get busy stringing a few projects for the plane and/or just take the beads and string while on vacation. If only I had more time and that pesky work didn’t get in the way of my beading…

Kumihimo Braiding and Art Beads

Kumihimo Braiding and Art Beads

Kumihimo Braiding and Art Beads Tutorial Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:19:00 -0800

I’ve been adding seed beads, fibers, lampwork beads and sterling silver beads to kumihimo braids to create unique pieces of art jewelry. I’ll share with you a few of my own pieces for inspiration and then give you a tutuorial so you can create your own beaded kumihimo jewelry.

20 Cool Kumihimo Jewelry Patterns Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:11:26 -0800

Among all the braiding techniques used for jewelry-making, kumihimo is one of the most simple and versatile. This Japanese braid-making method allows you to produce both round and flat cords, being perfect for making stylish bracelets and necklaces. The spiral design produced by it makes it a good choice for beaded accessories as well.

Soft Flex Kumihimo Bracelet

Soft Flex Kumihimo Bracelet

Soft Flex Kumihimo Bracelet Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:19:22 -0700

You will need 10 strands of beading wire, approximately 20″ length for each strand, in assorted colors. If you have 10ft spools of Soft Flex beading wire you may work directly from the spool otherwise, cut your wire strands. I didn’t feel the need to use bobbins with my cut wire strands.

11/0 Seed Bead Kumihimo Necklace Instructions Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:32:17 -0700

These are the general instructions for Anita’s 11/0 Seed Bead Kumihimo Necklace kits. Refer to the Information Card for your specific kit for strand patterns and a set-up diagram for braiding. To view a photo of the finished necklace, choose your kit number from the list on the Kumihimo Kits Page.

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets Tutorial

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets Tutorial

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets Tutorial Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0700

Today I’m going to show you how to make Kumihimo Beaded Bracelets. You’ll remember that my August project as a Prima Bead Team Blogger was Kumihimo. I made few different designs and I’ll share how to make each one. It’s all in how you set up the beads on the loom.

Options for Finishing Your Kumihimo Braids Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

I can’t go for a long ride in the car without bringing along a couple of foam kumihimo discs, loaded with beads and threads. So now that I’ve been bitten by the kumihimo bug (thanks a lot, Jill), I’m looking for different ways to finish those pesky ends of my beaded kumihimo braids. So far, here’s what I’ve come up with…

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