Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kumihimo

I stumbled onto Kumihimo when looking for an easy friendship bracelet for kids to make.... Here I am a week later with a finished project of my own!


This necklace was done by "braiding" using a foam disk, some string and some beads. I looks kind of crazy but it was very easy to do, and braided up quickly.

Kumihimo in the works 

I got started with this tutorial (no beads), and then once I was comfortable I moved on to adding the beads with this tutorial. I purchase my disc online here. It was a nice set that came with bobbins and a weight. All you need to get is the string, beads, e6000, and end caps!

As for the pattern and bead placement:
    Stripes (red on top & bottom, white on the sides)
    Stars (All blue except white top right and bottom left)

2 comments:

  1. That turned out great. Reminds me of the stuff we used to make in the 60's. :-)

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