Designer: Vanessa BlevinsPublished: February 19, 2010Technique: Wirework
Originally published Summer 2008 in Step by Step Wire Jewelry
I started doing Kumihimo about six years ago. I primarily do it with seed beads and have made bracelets and 20" necklaces with focal stones. I live in the midwest and know one had ever seen anything like it. I am a left hander and could not master the spiral weave that looks similar so this is what I mastered. I have taught it to all my beading friends.
I've never used wire in my kumihimo work and now I can't wait to try it. My husband bought me a wood marudai for my birthday and I LOVE it. The prep work is time consuming but once you get started braiding, the results are quick and fabulous.
I can't get the Kumihimo bracelet pattern to download properly for me - the message is that there is not enough info to complete the project. Can you help? Thanks.
I used the wrong date - my note should read 2/19/2010.
This is nice for a new jewelry designer as myself. I like that I can use ribbon, cord, beads and wire, etc. Great for our current economy. Thank you
I couldn't download the project. It said that the file was damaged and can't be repaired.
Couldn't get the complete download. Error message.
My computer and I are becoming the best of friends, downloading the diverse range of FREE did I mention FREE beading patterns, I hardly know where I want to start. I do know this though I have just started out and I go to make something and think, well if I had this type of bead or this colour bead I could carry on. I add more things to my beading wishlist and end up here starting another one of your great projects. The best thing is I have several projects on the go and appreciate the FREE patterns so I can buy a bigger selection of beads even better I don't feel overwhelmed just hooked and loveing it! Thankyou Beading Daily