Saturday 25 April 2020

Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

Following on from last months Kumihimo braiding I had a go at adding beads!
It's a bit fiddly and threading all the beads before you start does seem to take forever, especially if they keep escaping and you have to find them off the floor before re-threading them!

But the end result is amazing!  It feels very organic, much more flexible than the braided cords I made first.  I want to touch it and play with it, rather than just wear it.
My first attempt was ok, but something went wrong when I got distracted by escaping beads, again, and I ended up undoing it and starting again.
After a search to find out how to stop the beads coming off my threads, I found a helpful lady on YouTube who suggested using bigger beads as stoppers, which worked perfectly.

So my second attempt went really well and I am so pleased with it.  The only issue being it's a little too big for me and just slides off my wrist.  

Still as a piece of jewellery its lovely and I am excited to make more.  The possibility's are endless!

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