The Art of Kumihimo Braiding

One of the most easy, simple and versatile braiding techniques that is being used in jewelry making is the Kumihimo. It is a Japanese art of braid-making method allows you to create both stylish and perfect bracelets and necklaces.The literal translation of kumihimo means the “coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)”. Furthermore, it has variety of braiding patterns from the simple round pattern to spiral braid you can choose from to produce your own kumihimo jewelry.

In creating kumihimo  jewelry, kumihimo disk pr plate and bobbins are some of it basic tools you need apart from thread, beads and cords. One can begin braiding cords first to know some basic braids and little by little you can add some beads or used beads and threads entirely in your kumihimo.

Beautiful kumihimo jewelry created from satin cords are some unique pieces from AKSBoutiqueDesignsjewelrybyfrance and ArKaysCreations. Each jeweler used satin cords of different shades that compliments one another.

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Kumihimo braids of satin cords accented with beads is a unique statement piece made by BeBeautifulDesignsRedLightningStudio and JoHartleyJewels.

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Once you’ve learned the basic braiding kumihimo patterns,then start braiding using beads of different colors, size of beads and number of beaded strands. Some jewelers like AnneGregoryJewelryKarsJewellery and BeadandBliss produced jewelry out of beads using kumihimo patterns.

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