Take a look at these six beaded kumihimo patterns inspired by African themes and decor. From animals on safari to beautiful sunsets, there is sure to be a kumihimo braiding design to motivate you to make your own jewelry sets and create unique kumihimo designs of your own.
1. African Sunset Beaded Kumihimo Braiding Set
Picture a beautiful sunset over an African escarpment and you’ll get the sentiment expressed in this serene beaded kumihimo necklace and earrings set. The distinctive focal bead provides the inspiration for the African-style kumihimo ropes. Bronze jewelry findings and matching earrings add finishing touches to the unusual necklace.
“At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.” (Luke 4:40)
2. Animal Kingdom Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry Set
Leopards, lions and other jungle animals inspired this sassy African-style beaded kumihimo necklace and earrings set. The creative focal bead is surrounded by ropes fashioned in a leopard-like kumihimo patterns to make a great jewelry accessory for casual wear.
“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6)
3. Potpourri Beaded Kumihimo Patterns for Necklace Sets
This collection of glass hex beads and a pretty floral African print focal is aptly named, “Potpourri”. Although a medley of crystal and “bling” beads, the components of the beautiful necklace all come together in a lovely beaded kumihimo fashion accessory.
“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” (Song of Songs 2:12)
4. Tri-Color Expression Beaded Kumihimo Necklace
The kumihimo patterns in this 18-inch necklace are worked in three colors and sizes of glass seed beads (gold, tan and amber-red) that are interspersed with copper spacers and a red African-inspired bone focal bead. A gold spiral clasp ties it all together!
“The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone.” (Revelation 2:19a)
5. Leopard-Skin Jasper Dreams Beaded Kumihimo Necklace & Earrings
If you have a birthday in March, this beaded kumihimo gemstone necklace makes a picture-perfect accessory.
Made with genuine leopard-skin jasper gemstone chips, fire polish crystal and glass seed beads, the 22-inch necklace has over 600 hand-strung beads. A pewter and wood array creates a divider between the gemstones and crystal bead assembly. Matching earrings complete the set.
The center focal of this beaded kumihimo necklace contains over 50 glass mushroom-shaped beads along with brass discs. Wooden beads and copper spacers lead to 600 braided gray glass beads and filigree end caps.
“And He has filled [her] with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills–to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze…to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.” (Exodus 35:31-33)