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Kumihimo Crystal Bracelet

Feb 16, 2010
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Designer:  Vanessa Blevins
Published:  February 19, 2010
Technique:  Wirework

Originally published Summer 2008 in Step by Step Wire Jewelry

Learn the beautiful Japanese technique of kumihimo with beads while making a gorgeous kumihimo bracelet to show off. This bracelet is bursting with color and while the technique may look intricate and detailed, this is a great project for any beader, beginner or advanced. This gorgeous beaded bracelet uses a variety of beads plus a creative finishing technique to quick riot of color that you’ll want to wear every day. Easy enough for beginners, this free beading pattern will leave you wanting more!


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DianeB@120 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 6:47 AM

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.  


on Feb 19, 2010 7:04 AM

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.


on Feb 19, 2010 9:43 AM


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.

Marlea  1/19/2010

on Feb 19, 2010 9:45 AM

Hi again,

I used the wrong date - my note should read 2/19/2010.


on Feb 19, 2010 11:09 AM

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

NoraM@12 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 11:18 AM

I couldn't download the project.  It said that the file was damaged and can't be repaired.


Noozild wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 12:11 PM

Thank You!

Linda@773 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 3:22 PM

Couldn't get the complete download.  Error message.

Andy27 wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 5:15 PM

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