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How to Do Flat Kumihimo

Flat Woven Cord Technique
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueKumihimo
Time1-3 hours
Flat kumihimo braids offer an attractive way to add fibers to your jewelry designs.
  • Instructions
  • Supplies

It's easy to create a flat kumihimo braid full of beautiful colors and you can use it in so many ways. Create a belt, use it as a foundation for your necklaces and bracelets, make a headband and more! Follow these steps to start creating your own flat kumihimo braids.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Purple
Code STRNG-0111
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.49
$3.86
3 $3.99 $3.43
2mm Plum Satin by the Foot
Code SF-PLM2
Material Synthetic Fiber Thickness 2.0mm Sold by the Foot Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.21
$0.15
30 $0.18 $0.13
The BeadSmith 4-Pack Long English Beading Needle Assortment
Code NEED-08
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1
$2.69
$2.09
The BeadSmith Kumi Weight Lite with Hook
Code SUP-0240
Brand BeadSmith
1
$7.99
$7.11
Dazzle It 7.75x16mm Silver-Plated Brass Kumihimo Ribbed Cord End and Toggle Kit
Code KIT-0169
Material Silver-Plated Brand Dazzle-It
1
$2.33
$1.86
3 $2.06 $1.64
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code TOOL-105
1
$16.99
$15.12
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Square Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code TOOL-617
Brand BeadSmith
1
$4.99
$4.14
2mm Lavender Satin by the Foot
Code SF-LAV2
Material Synthetic Fiber Thickness 2.0mm Sold by the Foot Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.21
$0.15
30 $0.18 $0.13
5mm Stainless Steel 18 gauge Open Jump Ring
Code FIND-1793
Material Stainless Steel Dimensions 5.0 x 1.0mm Aspect Ratio 3.2x Thickness 18 Gauge
1
$0.06
$0.05
50 $0.05 $0.04
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