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"Kumi" "Himo"


About this design:

OK...it took me at least 4 tries to FINALLY, finish a kumihimo bracelet without a mistake in it. It's just a simple pattern but I felt so good when I finally got it done.

Components:

C-Lon white thread, Toho Japanese #6 in terra cotta, Toho Japanese #8 in amber cream, pewter bead ends, stainless steel lobster claw, Swarovski 5301 sand opal and dark red coral crystal bicones

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  1. reiljreilj
    reiljreilj says:

    It looks really great. Our local bead store is having an upcoming class so now I’m looking forward to kumi himo.
    You did a terrific job!

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    @reiljreilj-you will love it. Now that I got the hang of it I trying other colors.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is so pretty! Kudos to you!!
    I’ve been trying to learn this technique. I was doing okay with cords only , but I’m having a hard time with the beads! I finally learned where the beads go (under the strand!), but I keep forgetting where I left off; did two beads fall fall in, etc. I had to unravel everything at least 3 or 4 times until I finally put
    it down! I’ll try again when I’m calmer! LOL

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    @NY Bella-I so feel your pain! I went 3/4 of the way through one, then realized I missed a bead..very frustrating. One thing I found is that it was easier for me when I had two sizes of the beads. I don’t know why…but it just seemed to work better.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll keep trying!!

  6. PPR
    PPR says:

    Congrats on your accomplishment! Kumihimo is so much fun and I enjoy mixing beads and colors. Your bracelet is so lovely.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Beautiful bracelet! I’ve always liked this style but have never been brave enough to try it. :)

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! May take a class soon!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    This looks so good and too difficult for me to try :D

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful! Someday I want to try this technique, just need to find the time. :)

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    franny says:

    this is very classy & beautifully finished..love the berries & cream colour combo & the sweet little dangles, just perfect!

  12. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Great colors and lots of focus to keep those beads in line! Nice job.

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful design! :D

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Absolutely beautiful! You are a lot braver than I am…I still haven’t tried kumihimo with beads. Love it! :D

  15. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    Great piece, I love how you finished it with the bead ends and crystal, great finishing touch. Can you tell me what the difference is between this stitch technique and beaded spiral rope? Thanks

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    You made a great bracelet :D

  17. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful bracelet ! :) )

  18. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wowie patience is the key!! Congrats for your perseverence, it sure paid off, it’s awesome!!!

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