New feature on my Website

This week I want to talk about a new feature I will be adding to my Website soon. I have several video tutorials on my Youtube channel showing different kumihimo braid patterns using cord. Some of these are well-known ones like heart patterns and flower patterns and others like watermelon patterns or cupcake patterns.

I will be adding a new feature to my website where I will post kumihimo braid patterns like these in picture form, so they are easily referred back to and also because some people prefer pictures rather than videos to learn from, so this will hopefully help everyone. I will also continue to add to this catalogue of kumihimo braid patterns over time as I create and discover new patterns. So look out for this new feature on my website coming shortly.

Beaded kumihimo Christmas wreath bracelet

You want to start out your kumihimo braid by doing a section of braid just using the cord, before you start adding in the beads. We will need this section of 1-2cm when we finish off the bracelet at the end. The setup of your cords on the disc are shown in the picture below. It is a regular 8 strand round braid, and instructions for this braid can be found through the following link:

Basic 8 strand kumihimo braid

The next step is to add your beads to all your lengths of cord, and the picture below shows the pattern the beads need to be added in. The next cords that are due to be used are number 24 to be brought down and then number eight to bring up. You will want to add the beads in this way to achieve the final look of the braid. Once you have then added your beads you will need to start incorporating them into your braid. For directions on how to add long magatama beads to your braid, please see the following link:

How to add long magatamas to a kumihimo braid

Once you have then added your beads into your braid until you have reached your desired length, you then continue your braid without beads to repeat the small section of braid like you did in the beginning. 

You have now finished your beaded kumihimo Christmas wreath bracelet, and it should look something like this. A perfect design for a piece of Christmas jewellery.