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.
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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