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Kumihimo with Beads

Adding Beads to an 8 Warp Basic Round Braid
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueKumihimo
Time1-3 hours
  • Instructions
  • Supplies

Once you have the basics down on how to create a Kumihimo braid you will more than likely want to try adding some beads to the braid. This involves a little more prep time before you get started but the results are well worth it. When planning your design, keep in mind that the finished results will differ depending on colors, size of beads and number of beaded strands. Also note that the size of stringing material will be determined by the hole size in the beads you want to use. Here we will show you how to create an 8 warp basic round Kumihimo braid using size 8/0 TOHO beads on all 8 strands.

First determine the length of braid you want. As a general rule cut three times the desired length of stringing material. This should accommodate most designs, even with beads.

Next you will need to determine how many beads are needed. We are using size 8/0 TOHO beads on all 8 strands. Refer to our chart on Kumihimo math.

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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!
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code BURN
Place Of Origin USA
1
$22.99
$20.69
1-Hour Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-1
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1
$5.99
$3.09
JBB 2mm Antique Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code SSA-ENDCAP02
Material Sterling Silver .925 Finish Antiqued Brand JBB Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin Israel
1
$1.49
$1.32
4 $1.31 $1.16
The Beadsmith Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk with Instructions
Code TOOL-616
Brand BeadSmith
1
$4.99
$4.09
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Black 77 yard Spool
Code SLON0001
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand S-Lon (Super-Lon) Thickness 0.6mm Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1
$4.79
$4.21
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code SLON-MIX08
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand S-Lon (Super-Lon) Thickness 0.6mm Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1
$34.99
$29.39
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Teal
Code TBRD8-167BD
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.25
$0.70
5 $1.10 $0.61
The BeadSmith 2 1/2-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/4-Inch Hole
Code SUP-0052
Brand BeadSmith
1
$0.66
$0.52
Nymo D Bobbin Golden
Code NYD-GOLD
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Place Of Origin USA
1
$1.99
$1.65
3 $1.79 $1.48
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1
$7.49
$6.74
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Purple/Rosaline AB
Code TBRD8-928
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.36
$1.16
4 $1.19 $1.02
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Nickel
Code TBRD8-711
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$3.20
$2.78
3 $2.86 $2.48
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Yellow Lined Aqua
Code TBRD8-954
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.36
$0.81
4 $1.19 $0.71
Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon Vintage Mix (32-36 Inches)
Code RBSILK-MVIN
Material Silk Place Of Origin USA
1
$8.79
$5.97
3 $8.01 $5.44
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Transparent Orchid
Code TBRD8-19F
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$1.25
$0.78
5 $1.10 $0.69
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
JBB 5mm Silver-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap
Code FIND-0798
Material Silver-Plated Brand JBB Place Of Origin Israel
1
$3.96
$2.81
3 $3.55 $2.52
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