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« on: July 02, 2014 12:42:58 PM »

I have been wanting to try Kumihimo braiding for a very long time and bought a bunch of supplies about a year ago.  I kept putting it off though since it looks rather complicated.  I finally decided I was going to give it a try and watched some very helpful YouTube videos then gave it a go.  There are a ton of different braids to do but since I am a beginner I have only done the basic 8 strand.  This is my first 8 strand braid using beads.


The first one I made though was using satin cord.  If you are going to give this a try start with one of these.  It helps you to get the braiding down and you can really see what you are doing.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014 12:46:10 PM »

It turned out so pretty! It does look pretty complicated, but good advice on starting with the cords!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014 12:48:46 PM »

It's actually super easy!  My daughter made one with the cords for her swap partner in the Kids swap with pretty much no help at all from me. 

The beaded one is pretty easy too but there is a trick to getting the beads in place and it took me a few tries to figure it out.  I am actually thinking of making my own DIY video tutorial to post on my blog!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014 01:02:34 PM »

Love the beaded one! So fancy!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014 01:11:18 PM »

These are both lovely!  It's always fun to master a new technique!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014 01:39:06 PM »

Thanks guys! I love how the beaded one turned out it's just a pain to string all those little beads on...
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