Be as creative as you like! Shop our range of Beadsmith Kumihimo Accessories and master the 1000 year art of Japanese braiding. Never tried Kumihimo before, then our Beadsmith Kumihimo Braiding Kit is perfect for Beginners. The kit contains everything you need to create stunning hand-made jewellery. We also stock Square Discs and Round Plates as well as silver-plated and gold-plated bullet findings, in a variety of dimensions.
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Kumihimo is a Japanese word which means the ‘brining together of threads’. It originally was the method of creating finger-loop braids, but it now widely recognised by many jewellers and beaders as a technique that covers several different kinds of braiding.
Kumihimo braids allow you to create many types of jewellery from bracelets, to earrings to necklaces. One of its attractions is that is allows you to be as creative as you like. Many people also consider the art of Kumihimo as a form of relaxation.
Kumihimo is easy to work with and only a few accessories are required at a time. There are two types of accessories which once purchased, can be used all the time and for many creative projects. To create a flat braid, use the Square plate. For a more cylinder braid, use the Round disc. Each disc or plate has a number of notches, these are designed to hold the thread in place and maintain tension. To really personalise your Kumihimo jewellery piece, you can add seed beads, glass beads or even a few charms. View our Beads and Charms to find the pieces most personal to you. This type of jewellery making allows you to experiment and hone in your talent.
Kumihimo Books and Guides
Visit our Facebook page or Forum to pick up Kumihimo instructions, or why not purchase one of our jewellery making books? One of the popular books we have on the art of Japanese braids is ‘Twist, Turn and Tie: 50 Japanese Braids’ by Beth Kemp (999 A135). This is the book for anyone who enjoys making their own jewellery. This collection of gorgeous Japanese braids shows you how to create beautiful cord jewellery with a kumihimo loom. The specially-drawn graphics make following the instructions easy for the beginner to intermediate crafter, and expert braider Beth Kemp gives a master class in combining different colours and textures of cords. Includes plenty of ideas for how to use braids in your jewellery making, such as how to finish with clasps, add accent beads, or create decorative end knots. The book comes with a braider’s mini-loom that you can just pop out from the front cover. This cute taster loom gives you something to try out your skills on Keep up to date! We are always introducing new products to our range, which is why keeping up to date is so important, You wouldn’t want to miss out! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Then dial: 0345 100 11 22 where a member of our team is waiting for your call.
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