Pattern: Golden Magatama Beaded Round Kumihimo Braid

Pattern: Golden Magatama Beaded Round Kumihimo Braid

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 28th Mar 2019

Use our pattern information to create your very own beaded kumihimo braid - this project features dark pink lined amber and light gold crystal AB long magatama beads.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 140 x Dark Pink Lined Amber Long Magatama Beads (approx 16g)
  • 140 x Light Gold Crystal AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 16g)
  • 2 Glue-In Leather End Caps
  • 2 x 6mm Strong Jump Rings
  • 1 x 14mm Parrot Clasp
  • #9 White Nylon Beading Cord

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Round Kumihimo Board
  • Thread Zapper
  • E-6000 glue
  • Big Hole Beading Needle
  • 8 Bobbins
  • Large Keyring

INSTRUCTIONS

This project works with an 8 warp round braid and beads. We have used a mix of dark pink lined amber and light gold crystal AB long magatama beads. Use the following pattern information and work with our beaded kumihimo project to recreate this project on your own!

  • dark pink lined amber long magatama beads on strands #32, #16, #1 and #17
  • light gold crystal AB long magatama beads on strands #8, #24, #9 and #25
  • these beads are a little tricky - they are drilled on an angle. As such, you need to ensure that you thread the beads in the same direction. I found it easiest to thread "up" through the hole. Check you're on track by looking back at the line of beads, they should fall in line.
  • for a bracelet, we used 35 beads on each strand (this creates a 17.5cm beaded section - every extra bead added to a strand adds about 0.5cm to the beaded length - note that this creates quite a thick bracelet, so it does need to be longer than normal). Ends, rings and clasp will add about 3cm to the overall length
  • size #9 nylon cord works well with these beads, we used about 0.6m per strand (ie about 4.8m total)
  • size #9 nylon cord produces a 3mm "plain braid", fits well into 3mm glue in leather ends
  • see our beaded kumihimo project for basic instructions

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