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A Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo


12 beautiful braided jewellery projects to get you started by Donna McKean-Smith

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 August 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215349
  • Carton Qty: 44
  • Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $13.95
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'I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to try kumihimo and make their own jewellery.'

Learn the basics of kumihimo braiding and beading to create more than 12 pieces of jewellery.

Kumihimo is a popular jewellery-making technique with origins in Japanese tradition. This colourful and informative beginner's guide to the craft explains how to use a circular kumihimo disc and a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery, plus colour and style variations, for any occasion. Kumihimo is a transportable craft so once you have mastered the basics of placing your braids over the disc in different formations to make a variety of patterns and motifs, you can create kumihimo jewellery wherever you go.

Table of Contents



Essential Techniques

The Projects:

Basic eight-braid bracelet

Eight-braid beaded bracelet

'Inside-out' bracelet

Infinity Knot necklace

Four-colour stripe bracelet

Flower motif bracelet

Beaded popper charm bracelet

Crystal kumihimo necklace

Eight-braid cuff

Simple seven-braid bracelet

Eight-braid square cord bracelet

Twelve-braid raised cord bracelet


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