It's fun incorporating different beads into kumihimo braids. Cynthia added three different kinds of beads in this bracelet: seed beads, fire-polished beads and gemstone chips. The result is a look full of texture and soothing color. See more ways to play with kumihimo in your jewelry-making projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Set up your kumihimo project with eight strands of The BeadSmith S-Lon bead cord in cream.
Braid about 1/2 inch of braid with no beads. Braid with beads until you run out of beads. Finish the braid with a 1/2-inch section of braid with no beads. Wrap the braid ends with thread and cut. Glue a TierraCast 6mm tin oxide brass pagoda cord end to each end of your cord.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!