I have been wanting to try Kumihimo braiding for a very long time. The jewelry that can be made is just gorgeous but I was always afraid to try it since it looked so complicated. I decided to watch some Youtube vidoes to get an idea of how to make the bracelets and realized that it’s really not that complicated! I ordered up some supplies and whipped up my first bracelet in no time.For your first bracelet I recommend using some thicker cord of some kind. I used satin cord that I purchased on Etsy
Here is one that Adia made
All the tutorials I watched used bobbins to wrap the strung beads around while braiding. I found that these just get in my way and so I just tie a bead with a knot the end of my strings and let them dangle. They do tangle up a bit but overall I prefer it.
I use basic round end caps that you can get at your local craft store and E-6000 glue to finish them off.
I hope this helps anyone who is intimidated by this technique to give it a try!
Satin Cord: MorrigansMagic