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
- Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer
- 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.