Live Virtual Workshops – the Prumihimo Way

zoomihimo by prumihimo

zoomihimo by prumihimo

Now that a few of my live virtual workshops have taken place I can offer more insight into how the Zoomihimo by Prumihimo classes work. The tutors of in-person workshops all develop their own style of teaching according to what works best for them and their medium. In the same way we all need to find our own way of teaching effectively in the new world of live virtual workshops and this will differ from tutor to tutor. There are many decisions to be made and I am gradually finding out what works for me and for my type of kumihimo. Some things I have learnt from being a student myself and other things I have learnt from the workshops and trials I have carried out so far, but I know I still have lots to learn.

My aim is to replicate the best parts of the in-person workshop as closely as possible, while taking advantage of the best parts of being able to learn in your own home.

The most important part of any workshop is for every student to be able to see and hear clearly. Many people worry that this might not be possible in a zoom workshop, but they are pleasantly surprised when they find that the close up views are just as good, if not better than in person. This is achieved by having a separate screen for my hands for demonstrations and overriding the gallery view of all the participants and making my hand screen the dominant screen. Demonstrations can be repeated as many times as necessary. The volume can be controlled by the participant, so you will definitely hear everything, but you can also lower the volume if you wish to work more peacefully.

Socialising with other like-minded people comes a very close second in importance to what you learn in a workshop and this may seem challenging in a virtual scenario. However, by controlling the class size and working out a lesson plan I believe that I am able to help students to feel that they are working with a group of people. I do not plan to increase the class size above 12, but at the moment I am limiting the classes further to just 8 students and I will only increase the numbers if I am confident that the ability to teach and socialise is not compromised. The class structure is comprised of periods of demonstration, followed by time to work and some on-topic chatting. At this point the gallery view of all the other participants is available, so they can see each other. From time to time I will spotlight individuals, by making their screen dominant, so that they can show what they are making and talk a bit about themselves if they wish to. Most of my workshops will be split into 2 sessions, which means that the second session starts with people greeting each other like old friends! Feedback from students tells me that this is working well and they are enjoying the opportunity to get to know other braiders, especially as we may be working in many different countries. Most of my future workshops will be timed to suit people in the UK, Europe, North America and similar time zones, so that we can bridge the gap between these countries.

Do not underestimate the convenience of being able to work in the comfort of your own home! Some workshop spaces in traditional bead shops are cramped or you may have to turn round to see the teacher. They may be too hot or too cold for your liking. In a virtual workshop you can sit in your favourite chair and have everything just the way you like it, with everything to hand. You can get up and walk around or eat and drink whenever you need to. There are no worries if you have forgotten something because you can just get up and find it. That works well for me too. Sometimes the conversation may lead us in a direction I did not expect, but I can easily find any sample or piece of equipment I need to show you.

Interaction with the teacher is what makes a live virtual workshop totally different to a pre-recorded workshop or a Youtube video and this is probably the most challenging part for a tutor. I am finding that I can get a reasonably good view of what the work of the students by asking them to hold it close to the screen. So far this has worked well, but if I need a closer look to inspect a particular problem I can ask the student to send a photo of it by email or messenger. At each stage throughout the workshop I ask to see each student’s work to check that they are getting on well and assist if necessary. This also enhances the sense of being a group, by enabling the rest of the class to see what others are making and to enjoy their colour choices. At all times students are able to speak to me and each other.

The atmosphere I am aiming to achieve is relaxed and friendly, with quality tuition and a high level of achievement. So far, the feedback has been totally positive so I plan to continue to develop my program of workshops. In the next phase I plan to offer some workshops linked to kits to give me the opportunity to introduce unique or hard-to-find materials. I also plan to offer some Christmas designs and some workshops for the regular round disk. I am open to suggestions about what other workshops I could offer.

If you are interested in joining me on one of my zoomihimo by Prumihimo live virtual workshops I currently have spaces available on the two workshops below. Further information and new listings can also be found under the Workshops tab.

Daggerella Necklace Workshop 

Super Sparkle Bracelet Workshop

Zoomihimo by Prumihimo – the first two workshops

Daggerella

I have decided to take a slow and steady approach to offering my virtual workshops, so that I can take advantage of the flexibility this new adventure offers. Unlike workshop programs hosted by beadshops, which have to be planned up to a year in advance, I am able to be totally flexible and react to the demand. In this first phase I am offering just 2 workshops for the first design and I have set them for different times of day to suit different time zones. Depending on how they sell I will be able to offer more dates and different designs at the most popular times. These workshops are on weekdays, but in the future I will offer weekend workshops as well. These workshops are for those who have already purchased and used a Prumihimo disk, but future workshops will include beginners’ classes as well as classes for the round disk and the square plate, depending on demand.

I am now looking forward to welcoming braiders to the Daggerella necklace workshops in August. Each workshop is split into two sessions, so that the online time can be spent learning and the braiding can be finished off after the first session. Everyone will be able to start at the same point for the second session a few days later to learn the fastening and the embellishment. The workshops can be found in the shop or by clicking below.

1st workshop – Monday 3rd August  and Thursday 6th August – UK morning/Australia evening/US very, very early!

2nd workshop – August and Thursday 13th August – UK afternoon/US morning/Australia middle of the night!

If you have not tried a virtual workshop I think you may be very pleasantly surprised. I believe that kumihimo lends itself very well to this format and I look forward to being able to bring braiders together from around the world.

Zoomihimo by Prumihimo!

Lockdown has changed all of our lives in so many ways and the initial stages of the lockdown were filled for many with fear and sadness. While these emotions may persist many now feel the need to move forward and try to squeeze some positives out of this terrible situation. As we emerge carefully from the isolation of lockdown the new restrictions imposed to keep us safe still prevent us from doing so many of the things we love. One of those things is face-to-face workshops. Every workshop tutor, including me, has seen their carefully constructed program of workshops cancelled or indefinitely postponed. In virtually all cases the workshop spaces provided by bead shops are simply not big enough to allow for social distancing of a class of 12 students and this situation is unlikely to change in the near future. However, one of the unexpected benefits of lockdown has been that people have had to learn how to communicate effectively using virtual methods. Many businesses have learnt that a virtual meeting can be just as, if not more, effective than getting people together in person. This benefit extends into personal lives keeping families and together and people who would previously not have considered using this sort of technology have now found how easy it is to use. This provides an exciting opportunity for the crafting world, allowing tutors and students to connect across the globe as never before and I am very excited to be able introduce my brand new program of virtual workshops via the zoom platform – Zoomihimo by Prumihimo!

I have spent the last month working hard to work out exactly how and what I would like to teach. Although I have many years of experience of teaching in workshops and of demonstrating on television and YouTube I quickly realised that new skills and methods are required for virtual teaching. In my regular workshops I keep circulating around the room so I can see at a glance if someone is struggling, but in a virtual class this is not possible, so I have had to find new ways of making sure that everyone is getting the attention they need. Part of my research included attending virtual workshops as a student so that I could assess the experience and decide what worked well for me and what I would like to do differently. One of the great pleasures of attending a regular workshop is meeting and interacting with other enthusiasts, so it is very important to try to find ways of ensuring that participants of a virtual workshop get to know other students and have some sense of working together. This is probably the biggest challenge, but I believe that through adapted teaching methods and working with the optimum number of participants, plus a few tricks thrown in, this can be achieved.

Last week I conducted some very valuable and constructive trial workshops and I am very grateful to the people who helped me with such enthusiasm. It was so important to be able to test out my filming set up and my teaching methods. As a result I have invested in some new equipment and I have been working through some enhancements to my teaching style and to the filming set up.

A lot of work has been put into the designs for the workshops. They need to be appealing and original with just the right amount of technical and transferable skill content. For the first workshops the materials required will be commonly used and easy to find. The reason for this is that international deliveries are still very unreliable, so I do not wish to supply kits at the moment. In due course I am looking forward to being able to source unusual beads and cords and provide the kits for some highly original designs, in addition to those where people can use materials from their stash. The initial workshops will be aimed at those with some experience of a Prumihimo disk. In the next phase I will offer a beginners Prumihimo workshop and some workshops using the round disk. It is so exciting to see all of these opportunities ahead and I hope that as many people as possible will join me on this adventure! Please look out for more news about Zoomihimo by Prumihimo!

 

 

Prumihimo YouTube in Lockdown

I have decided that I can wait no longer for assistance with filming and editing my YouTube videos! In lockdown we have all become accustomed to seeing reporters and presenters filming themselves in their own homes and I think most people have rather enjoyed the glimpse into private homes and feel that the reduction in production quality is a fair price to pay. So I am trialling a series of quick videos, filmed by me in one take, to enable me to keep the content flowing on my YouTube channel during these difficult times. I will concentrate on the topics that will work well in this format and I hope that the chatty, more informal style will meet with approval. I have filmed two so far and I am reasonably pleased with the results, though I feel that the close up view of my face shows far too many wrinkles! Perhaps I will sit back a bit for the next ones, but please do not judge me on my appearance because, like so many, my hair, face and nails have not had any professional attention for nearly 4 months!

The first video in the series is all about weighted bobbins. I explain why and how you use them and then go on to explain how you can make your own temporary weighted bobbins.

I always welcome any comments or suggestions, so if there is something you would like to see, please let me know.

Inspiration works both ways!

kumi-cabs

One of my aims is to inspire people to develop their braiding skills and to explore the wonderful world of kumihimo. It gives me great pleasure to see people learning new skills and of course, I enjoy being able to show my work and new ideas to an appreciative audience. However, inspiration is not just one way traffic and a great example of this happened this week.

One of my most popular tutorials is Kumi-cabs 1, which shows how to combine bead embroidery and braiding to make a very special integrated pendant design. Another popular tutorial is Treasure Nets, which instructs on the inside out method to make an unusual beaded braid. One of my talented friends, Tracey Mack, posted a great design combining these two tutorials to stunning effect. However, just combining the two tutorials is not quite enough to make her design, because I had supplied her with some additional information, which enabled her to change the integrated pendant design to a pendant with a braided bail. This technique came about when I was asked to teach a workshop for the Kumi-cab design. The original design was not going to work well as a workshop because a long length of braid needed to be made before the cabochon part could be completed, leading to an imbalanced workshop, with all the technical parts at the end of the day. This would risk slower braiders not getting the tuition they needed and would also mean that the most technical part of the workshop would need to happen when students might be getting tired and less able to concentrate. For these reasons I worked out a way of making a braided bail, so that students could make the more complex parts in the morning and then do the long braid in the afternoon or later at home. Having seen Tracey’s work I realised that it would be good to supply this supplementary information in the original tutorial, so that is what I have been working on today. This means that anyone who has already bought the tutorial can access the update by logging in to their account. Those who did not create an account can contact me and I will be happy to email the update to them, at no extra cost, of course. New customers will automatically get the updated tutorial with the supplement.

This is not the first time I have added extra information to a tutorial and it won’t be the last. In the case of the Candy Cuff tutorial, which used candy beads, I later made a similar bracelet with the baroque 2-hole cabochon beads and a few changes needed to be made to the original design to make the bracelet work with the new beads. As a result I added the new instructions to the tutorial in the form of a supplement at the end. This method means that I can keep my tutorials current and my customers get good value and are hopefully encouraged to return to the tutorial.

Don’t forget that I am offering a special deal on my tutorials for the lockdown period. If you buy 4 totorials I will contact you and offer you two more, of your choice, free. More details can be found in the following blog.

Kumi-cabs 1 Tutorial (with supplementary material)

Treasure Nets Tutorial

 

New Tutorial and Lockdown Offer

I have two things to talk about in my blog today and they have both come about for the same reason. I have noticed an increase of sales of my downloadable tutorials since the lockdown began and I gather from other designers that they are experiencing the same upturn in sales of tutorials and that the trend is growing. It is a really good sign because it means that people are trying to use their time in lockdown to learn new skills. It is quite common that in a stressful situation people initially find themselves lacking motivation and spending too much time watching worrying media reports and reading toxic social media posts. This phase can cause great anxiety, but if people can turn away from this overdose of news it will give way to a more theraputic phase of motivation and creativity. So if you are starting to feel yourself moving into this new, more positive phase then this special lockdown offer could be the motivation you need!

In response to this trend I have decided to offer a special lockdown deal on my tutorials. For every 4 tutorials purchased from my website I will send TWO FREE TUTORIALS! The tutorials do not need to have been bought at the same time, but they do need to have been bought during the months of April and May. If necessary, I will extend into June, but that decision will be made at a later stage.

Important – When you have purchased 4 tutorials from the website I will contact you by email or messenger and discuss which free tutorials you would like. They will be emailed to you at no extra charge. If you order them from the website you will be charged, so the free tutorials must be sent by me by email. If you do not hear from me after purchasing 4 tutorials please first check your spam folder and then email or message me.

I have been writing tutorials for this website since 2013 and there are now 42 tutorials listed in my shop over 6 pages. You will find a wide range of tutorials for the round disk and the Prumihimo disk, as well as just one for the square plate! My aim has always been to offer something different to what is available elsewhere, so my designs tend to be highly original, making them a great opportunity to extend your skills. Some of my tutorials for the round disk are for the regular round braid (kongo gumi), while others are for different braid structures including one that is unique to me, a 9 cord beaded ladder braid in Sitting Pretty. If you have basic jewellery making pliers and are happy to work with wire you could try Precious Posy, which is one of my all-time most popular tutorials. So I suggest having a browse through the tutorials in my shop and seeing if there is something you would like to try. When you have purchased 4 tutorials, either singly or in one go, you should hear from me. For the duration of the lockdown you will not be able to purchase books, disks or kits from this site, but all the downloadable items are available. Click here to find the shop.

The second item I want to discuss is a brand new tutorial, Graduated Pendant Perhaps this is not the most inspired name for a tutorial, but it does say it like it is! This design was first offered as a workshop in 2018. When I show my workshop designs on social media I always get lots of requests for a tutorial or kit for those who are far away or otherwise unable to attend the workshop. Like most designers I do not offer tutorials for workshop designs until I ‘retire’ the design from my workshop program. Now that the lockdown has put my future workshops as risk I have decided to reduce the number of workshops I offer and write up tutorials for the designs.

Graduated Pendant is a really great way to make a feature of a special pendant. The tutorial explains how to secure the pendant in the design, so that it sits correctly and is framed by the graduated braids. It also explains a really pretty and unusual method of finishing off the braids, which is a great transferable skill that can be applied to many other kumihimo designs.

Graduated pendant kumihimoClick for shop

At last a new YouTube video! Chunky Flat Braid

I am very pleased to be able to tell you that I have just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel. This one follows on from my series of videos using the square plate and I am introducing a new braid. This braid has an interesting history. Way back in 2013 I saw a similar braid posted on Facebook. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the person who posted it, which is a great shame. At the time she gave instructions, but I could not get the instructions to work. The person was not a native English speaker, so perhaps something got lost in translation or perhaps a step was missed out by mistake. I was unable to get any clarification so I gave up, but I liked the look of the chunky braid so I came back to it at a later stage I experimented with different cord moves until I could get it to work. Whether I recreated her braid or developed one of my own I will probably never know, but I would love to be able to give credit to the person who first showed me this type of braid.

I am often surprised by how underused the square plate is and I think there are several reasons for this. In comparison to the regular round disk I think it is fair to say that the square plate is not as versatile and it is not as good for beaded braids. It is also fair to say that it can be difficult to achieve the correct tension on some flat braids, resulting in uneven sides to the braids. However, I also believe that the information and instructions available for flat braids are limited, especially on YouTube. Almost all videos are for one of 2 braid structures (anda gumi and une gumi) and in my opinion these are not the easiest of braids for beginners from a tension point of view. I have filmed instructions for both of these braids and my aim was to explain how to get the tension right. I have also filmed videos for a third braid structure, both with and without beaded sides and in my experience this braid is much easier for beginners. So my new video offers a fourth braid structure.

The other issue with flat braids is that there seem to be no standard names for the braids. The Japanese names are sometimes used to destinguish between the 2 well known braids, une gumi and anda gumi, but beyond that there are no commonly known names for other braids and some flat braids may not originate from Japan. The names in English vary as well, so they are not much help either. As a result I find it more helpful to think of the braids in terms of the construction and the number of cords worked across the braid. I explain more about this in the video and I have also written about it here on this website.

Now is a good time to try something new, so I hope people will enjoy this video. The next video to be uploaded will show how to add beads to this braid.

To watch the video please click here

I provide a page of additional information such as the timings and any extras I am asked for. I add to this page as required. To read it please click here.

Prumihimo YouTube Channel – Part 4 – Top 5

kumihimo materials

Today’s blog is going to be a short one! A couple of years ago I decided to film a series of ‘Top 5’ videos, but I only got as far as filming 4 and only 3 of them were ever uploaded! I really must find the 4th one and get it uploaded onto my channel and then I would love to film a few more.

The idea of these videos is to provide a rather chatty run through of my favourite materials and tips.  The format is slightly different to other videos on my channel. I do not show any design samples and I do not do demonstrations in these videos because I want to be able to talk through what I like to work with, how I like to work with it and why. The reason I have chosen to talk about these topics first is that these are some of the questions I am asked most frequently in workshops and when I demonstrate. The intention is not to lay down the law about what should and should not be used, because that is not what I am about. I prefer to tell viewers what works for me and to encourage experimentation, which is the cornerstone of innovative design.

Top 5 Cords

Top 5 Beads

Top 5 Tension Tips

My gift to you – in morse code!

Morser Code necklace

I wish I was a doctor or a nurse and could use my skills in the fight against the virus pandemic, but I am not, I am a jewellery designer. It has been made very clear to people like me that our duty is to stay at home to protect lives and that is what I am doing. What I can do is use my skills from home to keep spirits up and keep people occupied. I can also help people to feel connected even though they are physically isolated. I wish I could do more, but I believe that every effort from every individual will help to overcome the virus and its longer term effects.

So what I am offering is very small, but if it brightens someone’s mood for just a moment or keeps someone away from worrying news reports for just an afternoon, then it achieves something. The necklace hides a secret message in morse code and the message is particularly appropriate for now, but I hope it is a design that will take people to happier times with other sorts of message in the future.

Every new design has its roots anchored in inspiration from other sources. The actual beaded braid structure is something I developed many years ago when I wrote the Treasure Nets tutorial. I worked out a method of ensuring that the beaded clusters and spaces are even, which I call the dot to dot method. I have used this method in several workshops and tutorials since then. Last month when I was asked to contribute to a special kumihimo event on a Facebook group I decided to write a new tutorial, specifically designed to attract new braiders. This is the Kumi-Bead necklace and from 1st April it has been available in the files of the Seed Beads & More group. This is what my Morse Code necklace is based on.

The next step of the inspiration was when I saw a post in the group from a beader called Angelika Anuphreychuck showing how to make simple beaded bracelets using morse code spelling out words such as love, hope and faith. That got me thinking that my necklace could be adapted to make beads of different sizes to represent the the dots, dashes and gaps. Next came some trial and error to get the idea to work. This is the part of a tutorial that takes time, effort and materials. It can be very frustrating, but this time I was able to call upon the work I had done for previous dot to dot designs. The next part also takes time and thought. Writing up a tutorial is not always as easy as it may seem, especially when you are writing for an international audience. Getting across a new concept also requires thought and effort. In this instance I was able to use the original tutorial for the Kumi-Bead necklace and I have supplied the additional information afterwards. I did it this way because I strongly advise trying the necklace with the even spacing first. The Morse Code necklace requires concentration because you need to make each beaded section and each gap to the right size.

So what makes this an original design? I didn’t invent morse code, of course! I am not the first person to use it in jewellery. Over the years I have seen it used many times in simple beaded jewellery. I am not the first person to use it in kumihimo. Anne Jones designed some beaded braids with morse code as part of the design within the beaded part. However, what I have done is find a way of representing the dots and dashes in beads and a way of making them readable through the sizing of the spaces. I have worked out how to put this together in an attractive and wearable necklace or bracelet design and the clasp method of ending is also one I have developed. In over a decade of kumihimo braiding I have not seen anything similar. What I have not done is seen someone else’s work and changed a few minor details before calling it my own! I am not trying to boast about it, but I am trying to clarify what makes a design origninal.

To find the free instructions just click on the link below, but first I have a request to make. If you post your work made using my instructions please make sure you mention my name or brand name. This is particularly important when you post outside of my Prumihimo group. You do not need to add a link, because in most groups this would not be permitted. The reason I ask this is to prevent this gift from me to you being taken advantage of. Copying is a huge problem in the art and craft world and most of us have suffered at some time. I have found that it seems to happen more for those ideas that I offer for free and I find this particularly sad. This tutorial is the sort of thing I could earn a lot of money from, by selling it as a tutorial, selling it as a kit and being paid to teach it at workshops, but I am deliberately giving this for nothing as a gift in difficult times. I hope that people will enjoy making it and planning their own designs and I hope that those who are finding it hard to get motivated will still be able to enjoy the posts of others. What I definitely hope not to see is other people offering this as a kit, tutorial or workshop, thereby undermining the spirit in which my gift is given.

Kumi-Bead Necklace and Morse Code Necklace

So finally, as my necklace says, Keep Safe, dear friends and fellow braiders!

Prumihimo YouTube Channel – Part 3

For my blog today I would like to go through the project videos for the regular round disk. In some ways a technique video and a project video is pretty similar and there is bound to be some overlap because I am merely trying to break down the huge number of videos into manageable chunks. So here we have a list of great ways to use your round kumihimo disk and in fact there are more than you can find in most kumihimo books.  I know that many people are finding it hard to get down to anything and find they are becoming more and more anxious as the virus rages around the world. I suggest limiting the amount of new reports you watch and keeping away from toxic posters on social media. I hope that looking through these videos will help. Even if you do not feel like making anything there are certainly enough hours of video to keep you occupied!

Big bead kumihimo

Big Bead Bracelet – In this video I show a very useful technique, which can be used for necklaces as well as bracelets.

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kumihimo knotted lariat

Knotted Lariat – In this video I show how to use a long length of braid to make an effective lariat design using two pendants and a great knot.

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Kumihimo bookmark

Bookmark – This is a really simple idea, but it is very effective and these little bookmarks have proved to be very addictive!

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Kumihimo triple bracelet

Triple Bracelet – This is an unusual way for a longer length of braid to be made into a striking bracelet.

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Beaded Pendant – This is a quick and satisfying make. You do not need many beads, but the effect is still striking.

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Carrier bead kumihimo bracelet

Carrier Bead Designs – I like to try to keep up with new developments in the beadworking world, so when I first saw beaded carrier beads I knew there would be ways to incorporate them into kumihimo designs. I came up with a different construction for a necklace, a lariat and a bracelet. In the videos I show how to use beaded carrier beads, but I do not show how to bead on the carrier beads because there are plenty of videos showing how to do that.

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PWAT Kumihimo

Peyote with a Twist – This new beadwork technique has proved to be very popular, so it seemed like a great opportunity to see how it could be used with kumihimo. In this video I show how to use a length of beading, but I do not show how to construct the beading.

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kumihimo leftovers bracelet

Using leftovers – If you have little bits of braid left over from other projects this is the video is for you!

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Spiky kumihimo

Spiky Bracelet – By using different shaped beads you can achieve all sorts of different effects. These beads have rounded ends, so although the look is spiky the bracelet feels good on the wrist.

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kumihimo earrings

Loop Earrings – You only need two short lengths of braid to make these charming earrings.

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Strawberry kumihimo

Strawberry Braid – To make braids with more complex surface patterns you need to use 16 or more cords. There are some important considerations to take into account when you work with 16 or more cords and I go through them in this video.

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Flower kumihimo

Flower and Stripe Braid – All the secrets for success in working with 16 cords or more are explained in this video, where I demonstrate how to make this charming braid with a flower and stripe pattern.

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Kumihimo bubble bracelet

Bubble Bracelet – Try using larger beads to make a quirky braid that works brilliantly as a bracelet.

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Kumihimo magatama bracelet

Long Magatama Braid – This fabulous bead is perfect for kumihimo, but there are a few things you need to know to get the best effect. I explain what works for me in this video.

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Kumihimo charm bracelet

Charm Bracelet – Here is my take on the traditional charm bracelet!

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Kumihimo earrings

Charm Earrings – You don’t need many materials to make these dangly earrings and they are quick and easy to make. The technique can be adapted to make other items, such as pendants.

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Loop Pendant – Kumihimo is often used to carry pendants, but this design is extra special!

Loop Pendant

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