Techniques & Tips

Quick & Easy Ending – Beaded Braids

Use this method when braiding with CLon or SLon.

Leaders – Why, When & How?

Video from the March 3, 2021 Kumihimo Wednesdays with Adrienne

Japanese Braiding the Art of Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey

Kumihimo Wednesdays Book Review Video Link During the January 13, 2021 Kumihimo Wednesdays with Adrienne three essential kumihimo books were reviewed.  One of them was Jacqui Carey’s popular boo...

Braid Documentation & Downloadable Forms

Simple Documentation Whether or not you intend to replicate the braid you are making, keeping notes can help you plan another similar project in the future. There are many ways to document a braid as ...

Braiding Around a Core – Disk or Marudai

Reprint from Bead & Button Magazine, April 2017 Updated January 2021 Kumi Q & A by Adrienne Gaskell Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about using a core inside of a beaded braid but I’m unclear — why...

How to Make a Core Gizmo®

WHAT IS A CORE GIZMO®? This handy tool is one of my favorite inventions! My husband, Carl, makes these for my students when I am travel to teach an in-person class. They are really useful for braiding...

Two Part Epoxy – How to Securely Glue on Clasps

Two part epoxy is the only glue that creates a permanent bond and it is the only glue recommended by professional jewelers. These step-by-step instructions ensure success and remove all of the guess w...

Mastering the Bead Spinner

  The bead spinner is an essential tool for loading beads on warp cords when making kumihimo beaded braids. It is a big time saver when stringing beads and is especially important for the long be...

Left Hand – Attach Tama Beaded Braids

How to attach a tama to a warp cord when making a beaded braid.  The video demonstrates how to wrap the cord without any beads on the tama as well how to wrap beads on the tama.

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