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 Bracelet – In this video I show a very useful technique, which can be used for necklaces as well as bracelets.
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.
Bookmark – This is a really simple idea, but it is very effective and these little bookmarks have proved to be very addictive!
Triple Bracelet – This is an unusual way for a longer length of braid to be made into a striking bracelet.
Beaded Pendant – This is a quick and satisfying make. You do not need many beads, but the effect is still striking.
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.
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.
Using leftovers – If you have little bits of braid left over from other projects this is the video is for you!
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.
Loop Earrings – You only need two short lengths of braid to make these charming earrings.
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.
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.
Bubble Bracelet – Try using larger beads to make a quirky braid that works brilliantly as a 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.
Charm Bracelet – Here is my take on the traditional charm bracelet!
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.
Loop Pendant – Kumihimo is often used to carry pendants, but this design is extra special!