How To Kumihimo: 5 Beautiful Braided Jewelry Patterns

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 We’ve all seen braided bracelets before. They come in materials ranging from floss to leather and in all sizes from thread-like to chunky. But if you want to learn how to make a braided bracelet that doesn’t involve the same tired, three-stranded pattern, you need to try your hand at kumihimo braiding. AllFreeJewelryMaking has you covered. We’ve rounded up some great kumihimo bracelets and jewelry designs for any skill level. Even if you’ve never handled a kumihimo disc before, you’ll be ready to make kumihimo cord bracelets in no time when you follow these tutorials.

So you’ve gotten your Kumihimo disc and your colored rat tail cord. What pattern should you try? If you’re making your first Kumihimo bracelet, the Basic Kumihimo Braid Bracelet is a good place to begin. You’ll learn how to make a bracelet by starting with the basics of kumihimo work, and since this pattern uses fewer strands than the others, it’s a good way for novices to get used to using the disc.

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Once you’ve mastered the basic kumihimo braid, take the next step with an 8-Strand Kumihimo Bracelet! This design uses lovely colors and more strands for a rich texture that makes a perfect casual accessory. As before, this tutorial is a good way to practice how to make a bracelet with this kind of braiding. If you’re confident in the braiding technique, this pattern would be a good way to experiment with color combinations in kumihimo cord.

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After some practice, you’ll want to dress up your DIY braided bracelets, and there’s no better way to do that than by sprucing the kumihimo braid up with some beads. The Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet is a great way to use up spare seed or crimp beads, and by playing with different color combinations, you can make some gorgeous designs that blend elegance with sturdy braiding.

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If you prefer to keep your cords plain, the 12-Strand Spiral Bracelet is the pattern for you. This design is a gorgeous way to play with color combinations and texture, and it’s loads of fun to make and wear. Make bunches of these in different colors and have yourself a kumihimo bracelet bouquet!

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Kumihimo bracelets are wonderful ways to dress up an outfit with casual charm, but there’s no end of possibilities with kumihimo braiding. The Wedded Bliss Beaded Kumihimo Necklace is a great example of how to use the braiding technique for a glamorous DIY necklace perfect for that special day. This pattern is so elegant that no one will believe you made it with something as down-to-earth as braiding.

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If you want even more knotted and braided jewelry,  check out the pieces in Knots and Macrame at AllFreeJewelryMaking!

Will you try kumihimo braiding this summer?

 

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Comments

  1. the 12 strand bracelet’s website does not exists!

  2. AllFreeJewelryMaking says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Karen! Sorry about that! We have contacted the blogger and are trying to find out if we can get an updated link to the tutorial. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

  3. beth ericksob says:

    friendship-bracelets.net has patterns for up to 40 threads… in case you get reeeeaaaaaalllly addicted.

  4. SAW THE TUTORIAL BUT THE DISC IS NOT AVAILABLE IN INDIA.BUT SOMEBODY HAS GIVEN A TUTORIAL TO MAKE IT FROM AN AUDIO ,DVD DISC CUTTING IT AND SANDPAPERING IT LOOKS DIFFICULT IF SOME ONE CAN GIVE A EASY ONE IT WILL BE HELPFUL. THANK YOU.

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