Round braids are the most popular kumihimo patterns because they are easy to do and result in some very creative designs like this “All Things New” beaded kumihimo jewelry set.
Pewter butterflies and various jewelry findings are the center focus of the gorgeous braided necklace. Over 400 semi-precious gemstones, “bling” bicones, and faceted glass beads parade across a mainly sky blue colored braid.
It’s reminiscent of the way Christ makes us brand new when we accept Him as Savior and Lord. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Simple Round Braid Kumihimo Patterns
- Set up the cords in the foam kumihimo disk in the basic starting position (see the image).
- Follow the numbers on the diagram to braid the cords, dropping a bead at each move.
- Make a quarter turn of the kumihimo disk after every two moves.
That’s it! It’s just that simple. You repeat these three steps until you have completed a beautiful beaded kumihimo jewelry braid.
Kumihimo patterns are so versatile that you can work them with or without beads. For example, there are eight warps in this beaded kumihimo necklace and each one has different beads.
One strand has pewter butterfly beads, another has large faceted glass beads, and two others have different blue colored gemstone beads. The remaining four strands have either blue glass bicones or white iridescent drop beads, which make stunning kumihimo patterns as you braid.
Your Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry Can Look Amazing with Accessories
Don’t just stop with the necklace, braid a pair of earrings to complete the beaded kumihimo jewelry set. Use the small lightweight beads that were part of the necklace collection to create dangle earrings that can be worn in both pierced and non-pierced ears.