My friend Dena made a beaded Kumihimo bracelet for me for my birthday, and I wear it often. I could hardly wait to learn to Kumihimo with beads, but I had to start with the basics first. I didn't get it on my first try, or even my second. It isn't hard but it does take a bit of finesse. Once it clicks for you, you'll be making beaded Kumihimo bracelets in no time. We will be working with the round disc and 8/0 seed beads. We will also learn a new technique on the ending using bead cones. All the techniques you learn just open up the design ideas to your next creation!
Tips and Tricks
A new Kumihimo disc is recommended if you are new to using S-Lon Threads, so that you have a good snug fit.
Learn how to end the bracelet with bead cones using an eye pin or head pin.
whats the difference between this and bead crochet
I would please like to know if there is a difference between bead crochet and a beadede braceletbusing the kuminiho board. Plesase let me know. Thank u
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Beadwork & Jewelry Designer
Excellent! Very clear explanations with good demonstration of both set up and techniques. I had been wanting to learn Kumihimo, but hadn't taken the time. Your short episodes let me learn and practice at my pace. Now I feel ready to begin flat kumihimo with beads.
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Questions and Answers
Q:will 8 grams of 8/0 seed beads be enough to make this bracelet?
A: You need to figure in an 8/0 seed bead that is 8 beads per inch. If your bracelet is 7" than that is (8x7)x4= 220beads There are approximately 390 beads per 10grams of seed beads. I generaly err on the side of caution and add more seed beads. I have used about 11 to 12 grams of beads, give or take. It is better to have too many beads than not enough!
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Q:how do i purchase the disk for this art i never did this type of art work?
A: You can purchase the disc on our website. It is listed in the materials used below the video or you can follow this link: http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Kumihimo-6-Round-Braiding-Disc-With-Instructions_p_13881.html Karla
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