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Another stab at kumihimo braiding using the Miyuki magatmas. Mixed it up a bit this time nestling in small forest green hex seed beads. Finished it off with wiring the end caps instead of glue using Swarovski Bermuda blue crystals.


Miyuki magatama midnight blue iris, Miyuki magatama seafoam green, Swarovski Bermuda blue crystal bicones, silver plated end caps, peacock blue C-Lon, twisted pewter toggle

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  1. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Beautiful! I love the colours. I agree with wiring instead of using glue. I think it is much more secure, especially if you are selling. Watch out though, kumihimo is addictive!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Lovely colors! I do alot of spiral ropes, and I always wire the ends….I think it’s much more durable. You are really good at Kumihimo–I might have to give it a try one of these days!

  3. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Beautiful design and I love the colors you chose! :D

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    The color is fabulous and I love the variation in the texture!

  5. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Okay – now HOW did you wire the end caps? I have several ‘bell’ type end caps I can’t use ’cause I don’t know how – and don’t want to use glue.

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Your bracelet is lovely and quite dressy -with a dark teal blue outfit – ooh -la-la

  7. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Very impressive – I love your design! I especially like how you added 2 bicones at the ends – very creative. I love your kumihimo! I’ve just started getting into it, and I hope I can do something half as good as yours.

  8. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Thank you everyone and for Beth/Syd…I learned this from watching this video. So easy..

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow Kats! I love this one! I have pinned many tuts on kumihimo but have yet to try it. Your piece may be my inspiration to finally give it a try. Thank you SO much for the link too, You’re the best! :)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautifully done :D

  11. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty. Thanks for the video.

  12. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Yes this is so beautiful indeed!! I just started doing the Kumihimo, but have not done any with beads yet.I bought the bobbins yesterday and can’t wait to try!!I love your color combo in this piece.

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