17 August 2018


BC Paperback

204x260 mm



80 pages

Search Press

A Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo

by Donna McKean-Smith

Kumihimo is a popular jewellery-making technique with origins in Japanese tradition. This colourful and informative beginner's guide to the craft explains how to use a circular kumihimo disc and a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery, plus colour and style variations, for any occasion. Kumihimo is a transportable craft so once you have mastered the basics of placing your braids over the disc in different formations to make a variety of patterns and motifs, you can create kumihimo jewellery wherever you go.

Book Contents



Essential Techniques

The Projects:

Basic eight-braid bracelet

Eight-braid beaded bracelet

'Inside-out' bracelet

Infinity Knot necklace

Four-colour stripe bracelet

Flower motif bracelet

Beaded popper charm bracelet

Crystal kumihimo necklace

Eight-braid cuff

Simple seven-braid bracelet

Eight-braid square cord bracelet

Twelve-braid raised cord bracelet


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