• Features self-locking tweezers, mounted on a weighted round base. Ball joints let you adjust to any desired angle. These are great for setting up the cords for beaded braids, as shown in my videos (see Kumihimo Page).  They are also a must have for use when gluing braids into magnetic clasps.  They are so useful you will probably want two! Made in India
  • Fine beading awl with cushion grip in mint green.  A must have tool! •  The thin sharp tip is perfect for making small holes and deburring objects such as pearls. •  A great tool for breaking out beads, knotting between beads and teasing open knots. •  The tiny needle tip magically untangles thin threads such as Japanese kumihimo silk. Made in Japan
  • Bead Scoop 6 1/8"- This compact metal scoop is ideal for getting beads back into their tubes or for simply cleaning beads off your workstation.
  • Hand crafted of hard wood this is an absolute must have tool for making beaded braids! The Beadalon Spin-N-Bead Junior spinner has all of the winning characteristics that I feel makes them the best choice when purchasing a bead spinner. 1.  Small bowl, less beads are needed. The bowl needs to be about 1/3 full to work well so the larger the bowl, the more beads that are needed.  Larger bead spinners will require at least two or three tubes of beads to work properly. 2.  Affordability, these are one of the least expensive wood spinners on the market, a great value! 3. Short metal shank.  Some of the expensive spinners (larger with nicer wood) have a longer shank making it clumsy to remove beads after use. Compatible with the Quick Change Trays. Made in India.
  • Expected to be in stock by April 15, 2017.  I'm very excited about this new product and can't wait for you to try it! Compatible with the Spin-N-Bead Junior, by Adrienne Gaskell. Stackable trays now make it easy to string beads faster than ever. 1.  Quickly change colors as you are working without emptying and refilling the bowl as you go. 2.  Less beads are needed for the spinner to work well. 3. Perfect for kumihimo projects and French beaded flowers. Set of two.  Recommended to buy two sets! Made in India.
  • They are back!!  These high quality, totally clear bobbins were out of production for a time, that is when other manufacturers started making lower quality bobbins to fill the gap.   But try these and you will see the difference. The Easy Bob isn’t only tangle free for any material, but it is also self-sealing to prevent despooling.  They are also slightly larger than other bobbins so they hold more and are also more secure.
    Outside Diameter:  2.5 inches (6.35cm)
    Quantity: Pack of 8 bobbins
  • The Easy Bobbin is tangle free for any material, but it is also self-sealing to prevent despooling. Has a patented, protective locking feature which prevents threads from unraveling. Stackable and made from soft plastic.
    Diameter:  1 - 7/8 in.
    Hole Size:  3/8 inch
  • Package of 8 No-Tangle thread bobbins with built-in weights made of plastic.  Ideal for kumihimo braiding with beads—weights maintain tension.  Keeps thin beading threads in place with locking feature that prevents thread from unraveling.  Stackable, pliable, and translucent.  Weights are easily removable.
    Diameter:  1.78″ (4.52cm)
    Quantity:  8 Bobbins
    Made in China
  • New from Beadsmith, extra strong for heavier cords.  The hottest Thread Zapper on the market! A must have in your kumihimo toolbox.  Cuts and cauterizes synthetic cords and threads.  Prevents frayed ends from unraveling. Recommended to buy replacement tips when you purchase your Cord Zapper. Takes 2 AA batteries (not included). Made in China
  • The heavy duty Cord Zapper seems to take a licking and keep going but occasionally the tip does burn out or break from misuse.  But, no worries, they are easy to replace and so it is a good idea to have extra on hand, just in case. Recommended to buy replacement tips when you purchase your Cord Zapper.
    Package Quantity:  2 Tips
    Made in China
  • I like to use this crimp tool to hold my braids when I am using the Cord Zapper to 'zap' off and seal the end of my braids. The Mighty Crimper is good for braid ends that are a bit fatter than usual. Designed for securing crimp beads, it features two slots, including one for rounding off beads, this is the slot I use to keep my braid end round. Can also be used as it was intended for securing crimp beads.
  • I like to use this crimp tool to hold my braids when I am using the Cord Zapper to 'zap' off and seal the end of my braids. Designed for securing crimp beads, it features two slots, including one for rounding off beads, this is the slot I use to keep my braid end round. Can also be used as it was intended for securing crimp beads.  
  • I use this for kumihimo cores. Although it is fairly thin, about 1.5 - 2.0mm, so if it is too thin, just use it double, triple or with four thicknesses. I like to do this as it keeps me from having to have a lot of different products on hand.  Because it is synthetic, it can be sealed and burned off with your cords when using the Cord Zapper. Great price, less about $0.11 (cents) per yard, a better price than a lot of other products. Also available in White.  
  • I use this for kumihimo cores. Although it is fairly thin, about 1.5 - 2.0mm, so if it is too thin, just use it double, triple or with four thicknesses. I like to do this as it keeps me from having to have a lot of different products on hand.  Because it is synthetic, it can be sealed and burned off with your cords when using the Cord Zapper. Great price, less about $0.11 (cents) per yard, a better price than a lot of other products. Also available in Black.  
  • Dritz® Fray Check™ prevents fabric ends from fraying, but it is also great for stiffing the ends of SLon and CLon cords.  I remove the tip by pulling it off with a pair of pliers, then I can dip the end of the cord into the bottle, much easier that using that tiny opening.  Let it dry for about 15 minutes and the cord will be stiff enough to use in place of a needle. It cleans up easily, so no worries about getting it on your skin, which is why I prefer it to super glue or nail polish.
    Size:  3/4 oz
  • his Hemostat Clamp has a smooth jaw, and is an essential tool for your Kumihimo Toolbox.   Made of high-quality stainless steel.
    Overall Length:  5 inches (12.7cm)
  • This 2mm hollow rubber tubing is great for using as a core in kumihimo braids. It fairly soft and can be used to fill the inside of a braid or for inserting memory wire  or craft wire after braiding. Made in USA
  • This 2mm hollow rubber tubing is great for using as a core in kumihimo braids. It fairly soft and can be used to fill the inside of a braid or for inserting memory wire  or craft wire after braiding. Made in USA
  • This 2mm hollow rubber tubing is great for using as a core in kumihimo braids. It fairly soft and can be used to fill the inside of a braid or for inserting memory wire  or craft wire after braiding. Made in USA
  • Kumihimo Double Density Disks are made of 3/4" (20mm) thick foam—double the thickness of the Beadsmith standard kumihimo disks! The additional tension created by the increased thickness is useful when braiding with Tex 135  or Micro S-Lon/C-Lon, #12 Pearle silk, and small diameter wire. Compatible with our Kumi Handle. Diameter: 6 inches (15.25 cm)
  • Beadsmith kumihimo double density disks are made of 3/4" (20mm) thick foam—double the thickness of the Beadsmith standard kumihimo disks! The additional tension created by the increased thickness is useful when braiding with Tex 135  or Micro S-Lon/C-Lon, #12 Pearle silk, and small diameter wire. Compatible with our Kumi Handle. Diameter: 6 inches (15.25 cm)
  • Beadsmith kumihimo double density disks are made of 3/4" (20mm) thick foam—double the thickness of the Beadsmith standard kumihimo disks! The additional tension created by the increased thickness is useful when braiding with Tex 135  or Micro S-Lon/C-Lon, #12 Pearle silk, and small diameter wire. Compatible with our Kumi Handle. Diameter: 4 1/4 in. (15.25 cm)
  • These Japanese beading needles are approximately the same diameter as an English John James #12 needle, although slightly longer at nearly 2.25 inches (5.5 mm). These needles are fairly stiff and stay straight much longer than most other beading needles.
    Package Quantity:  25 needles
    Made in Japan
  • Made of 2 needles soldered together, the eye in the Big Eye Needle is in the middle. The large expanding eye allows ribbon, yarn, and all sizes of CLon/SLon to pass through easily.  This needle is a must have for beaded kumihimo.
    Big Eye needles by BeadSmith come in two different lengths, 2.125 inch or 5 inch.  I prefer the longer one for big beads such as 8º and 6º.
    Overall Length:  5 inches
    Made in China
  • Made of 2 needles soldered together, the eye in the Big Eye Needle is in the middle. The large expanding eye allows ribbon, yarn, and all sizes of CLon/SLon to pass through easily.  This needle is a must have for beaded kumihimo.
    Big Eye needles by BeadSmith come in two different lengths, 2.125 inch or 5 inch.  I prefer the longer one for big beads such as 8/0 and 6/0.
    Overall Length:  2.125 inches
    Made in China
  • This long, rigid bead spinner needle is great for size 8º beads and larger.  The long length allows beads to be loaded quickly and easily. Most 11º will also work, but the needles are too thick for 15º beads and some beads with smaller holes.
    Package Quantity:  5 needles
    Length:  6.25 inches (15.875 cm)
    Made in China
  • Curved Big Eye Bead Spinner Needles, thin and flexible.  These needles are great for smaller beads, they work easily with most 11º and 15º round seed beads. Size:  3.5 inch (12.7cm) Package Contains:  2 Needles
  • Sale!
    Close Out Sale! Beige, also available in black while supplies last. One-G Beading Thread is 100% nylon thread Manufactured in Japan by Toho Beads. It is similar to Nymo but is considered stronger, easier to thread, and more shred-resistant. This thread is treated with an anti-tangle agent so that it is tangle resistant and doesn’t end up in a knotted mess. The size is comparable to Nymo size B.
    Sale price while supply lasts!
    Spool Size:  125 yards
  • The Japanese are known for making really great bladed objects – swords, knives, scissors – and since I really love good scissors, I am always on the lookout for especially good scissors when I am in Japan.  These are by far the best I have ever found and I am very happy to be able to offer them at the best price available in the US! Chikamasa scissors are known for their extremely sharp cutting edges and precise blades.  These are made of high-quality carbon steel with a fluorine coating (adhesive-resistant).  They come with a protective shield, keeping you and the blade safe when not in use. The handles of these small scissors are slightly larger, and wider, than most other small scissors, making them very comfortable to use. Featured in Bead & Button and Beadwork magazines.
    Overall Length:  5.5 inches (14 cm)
    Blade Length:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
    Made in Japan
  • Sale!
    Tex 400 is the heaviest of the Super-lon cords, it is a 3-ply, twisted multi-filament cord with a diameter of 0.9mm.  Ideal for kumihimo and bead crochet.  Easily fits through size 6/0 seed beads. Kumihimo Color Mix is designed for Beaded Braids so that cord will not be visible in the braid.  Package contains 10 colors + 2 black spools.  Package gives a great price – only $2.84 each spool. Sale price while supply lasts – only $2.59 per spool.
    • Spool Yardage:  35 Yards (32 meters)
    • Package Contains:  12 Spools, 10 colors + 2 black spools.
  • These are the best counter weights I have found!  Brass hooked weight with hanger is designed for the individual weights to be easily removed.  The compact set of 12 weights totals 250 grams: 20g (9), 10g (1), 5g (2) weights, and a 50g bottom weight that is removable but necessary for other weights to stay on the hanger.  The combinations of weight sizes allows for many different weight combinations.  A must for marudai braiders! Total Weight:  250 grams Small plastic storage box
  • A clever way to organize beads while you work. Pick up, sort, and pour beads. The triangle shape & angled edges allow you use these trays as clever little bead scoops to chase down errant beads. Sort your beads into different trays while you’re working. When you’re ready to put your beads away, pour them directly from any corner into small bags, tubes, or compartments. So lightweight they are also great for use on bead weighing scales. These trays nest, so they are easy to pack along for beading on the go. Bright aluminum lets you see your beads clearly. Measurements: 3-1/4 inch x 1/4 inch H Country of Origin: India
  • These are great as place holders on counted beaded strands. But they have many other uses in Kumihimo as well. Pack of 8
  • These are great as place holders on counted bead strands and they have many other uses in Kumihimo as well. Pack of 8
  • Stainless steel wire is very strong and is the best wire to use inside braids when you need your braid to hold a permanent shape. Because stainless steel is much stiffer than copper wire, a thinner wire can be used making the core have very little if any impact on the diameter of the finished braid. Also available in 24 and 26 gauge. 32.8 feet (10 meters)
  • Stainless steel wire is very strong and is the best wire to use inside braids when you need your braid to hold a permanent shape. Because stainless steel is much stiffer than copper wire, a thinner wire can be used making the core have very little if any impact on the diameter of the finished braid. Also available in 22 and 26 gauge. 39.4 feet (12 meters)
  • Stainless steel wire is very strong and is the best wire to use inside braids when you need your braid to hold a permanent shape. Because stainless steel is much stiffer than copper wire, a thinner wire can be used making the core have very little if any impact on the diameter of the finished braid. Also available in 22 and 24 gauge. 65.6 feet (20 meters)
  • This is a clear, double sided, super sticky tape. It is a clear tape with a red/pink plastic removable coating on one side. I use for so many applications, but it especially important when making bead wrapped bezels. I've also seen others use it when beading around wooden needle cases and plastic boxes. If you are a bead embroiderer, this tape is really helpful in placing components on your base fabric. Width: 1/4 in. (6 mm) Length: 5 yards (4.5 m)
  • These tweezers have a very fine pointed, smooth tip. A must have tool for your Kumihimo Toolbox. Essential for removing knots from cord. Made of high-quality stainless steel, non-magnetic.
    Overall Length:  6 inches (15cm)
    Country of Origin: United States

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