Kumihimo Braiding

The ancient Japanese art of kumihimo braiding has become one of the hottest new (old) techniques among beaders around the world. It is popping up in beaded jewelry designs using the newest beads and some very old braiding techniques. Some of the first examples of kumihimo braiding were made for soldiers who needed a way to secure saddles and gear to their horses, but these days, you’re more likely to see it with beads being used as handles for handbags, stunning necklaces made with gemstones, and fabulous beaded bracelets.

We have gathered together top tips, tricks, and tutorials for you here. We hope you will spend time with those who know kumihimo best! Visit the posts from the pros like Maggie Thompson and Jill Wiseman. Be sure to download the free ebook too!

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