Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kumihimo variations

I am crazy about Kumihimo - I love its ease, its portability, and the finished result!

I have been experimenting with using different beads in kumihimo, and after a failed attempt to make size 8/0 Delicas into a kumihimo rope (the cylinidrical beads just wouldn't braid together niceley!) I realized that I have made a lot of different kumihimo variations. Here are some of them:

Kumihimo variations - different bead and fiber types

I like seeing them side-by-side like that, but here is a little better detail:

Kumihimo variations: 3-cut 6/0, 8/0 (3-color and 2-color), 11/0 triangles, Long Magatamas

 Kumihimo variations: Long Magatamas, 4x7 lentils, gemstone chips, various yarns

Do you have a favorite technique that you find yourself turning to time and again?


dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Love all your kumihimo variations....wish I could get this technique as well as you do, I always seem to drop beads :(

Sweet Freedom said...

You can DO it, Sonya - you just need to sit still long enough and concentrate! I'll give you a private tutorial anytime.