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Kumihimo: Hemp, Beads & Tassels

from Keith Agnes Tutorials & Designs
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Kumihimo: Hemp, Beads & Tassels
Kumihimo: Hemp, Beads & Tassels Kumihimo - Knot
Kumihimo: Hemp, Beads & Tassels Kumihimo - Feature button

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 8 warp kumihimo braid

Pattern Description:

The design was inspired by working with just cord and beads - a feature is made of the braid using an overhand knot and tassels are created from the ends of the 8 warps with the addition of beads..
In this 14 page tutorial I illustrate how two designs are constructed. In the main body I use 0.5 mm hemp cord, Czech size 5 seed beads and a feature button. In the appendix Czech size 2 seed beads are combined with the 1 mm hemp cord.
The design has been tested with other materials - and works well with rattail and Chinese knotting cord - the key thing is that the beads used have holes that can accommodate the cord!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adjustable


  • Kumihimo disc
  • 8 plastic bobbins - optional
  • 5 metres of 0.5mm or 1mm hemp/other cord
  • weight - optional
  • 200 size 6 or greater seed beads
  • Feature button
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A beadwork artist based in the village of Oakenshaw, near Brancepeth Castle. For the last few years making jewellery has been a hobby to unwind after a busy day in school.
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