Accent your modern wardrobe with a new twist on an ancient craft when you make a beaded Kumihimo bracelet. With this tutorial, we will take you through the finishing steps to add a clasp to your beaded Kumihimo. And if you just couldn’t stop braiding and end up with a longer beaded rope, you can use the same technique to finish a necklace. If you are new to beaded Kumihimo, check out How to Do Kumihimo with Beads for step-by-step instructions.
What do I need to make a kumihimo bracelet?
You’ll need a Kumihimo disk and bobbins, some nylon thread or string that is used for Kumihimo and a collection of beads. What is fun is to try different bead combinations. From all the same size and color for a basic Kumihimo bracelet, to using some fancy beads you’ve been collecting for a special project (or a good excuse to go buy more!). Try different color and size combinations. Each bracelet will look different!
Let’s get started with how to make a Kumihimo bracelet.
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How much thread do you need to make a Kumihimo bracelet?
You work Kumihimo with 8 threads. Measure your wrist. Multiply that times 3 and add at least 2-3 inches. So, if your wrist is 7-inches, you will have 3 x7 = 21″ PLUS 3-inches = 24-inches. So, you will cut 8 pieces of your thread that are each 24-inches long.