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Kumihimo Episode 8: Flat Braid with Beads Bracelet

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I found this pattern thumbing through a Kumihimo Book, it is a flat braid with beads that sit just on the edge of the bracelet. We will be using rattail and S-Lon cord for this bracelet. This time we are going to be using the round disc instead of the square disc, as I mentioned before you can do flat braids with both types. Again this is not a hard project but one that you need to pay attention to as to where and when to drop the bead, because we want the bead to remain outside the braid not within it. I did this in a mono-tone color scheme in regards to the rattail and s-lon, I think for my next one I will play with contrasting colors in threads and beads! You should also try different types of beads, I used the cube seed beads, but don't limit your yourself, try something different for a distinct look!

Tips and Tricks
  • You can use a round disc to make a flat braid.
  • Miyuki 3mm Cube Seed Beads can be used as a border on a flat braid.
  • Learn how to use a bead cap on the end of the braid instead of a terminator.

- Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer

Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:

Kumihimo 6" Round Braiding Disc With Instructions
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S-Lon Bead Cord, Coral, 77 Yards
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Miyuki 3mm Cube Seed Beads, Met Gold Iris
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No Tangle Thread Bobbin, 8pc
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Round Nose Pliers
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Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Beautiful idea
This is really neat.. I have done flat braid on the round disk... Only comment ... is the directions available? It would be nice to have the written instructions for the pattern
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Reviewed by:  from Prescott Valley. on 9/12/2014
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Flat Braid with Beads
After watching the video I tried making this and 3 times got it wrong. I finally just turned on the video watched a few seconds, paused and worked. You are right Karla, you really need to pay attention. I used CLon instead of SLon as I didn't have any SLon. Thanks for the video and it's nice to know you can make flat braids on a rounds kumihimo disc.
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Reviewed by:  from Temecula, CA. on 9/12/2014
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