Pattern: Vintage Rainbow Magatama Beaded Round Kumihimo Braid

Pattern: Vintage Rainbow 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 muted pink, bue, green and yellow long magatama beads.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 70 x Fuchsia Lined Smoky Amethyst AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 8g)
  • 70 x Noir Lined Aqua AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 8g)
  • 70 x Garnet Lined Light Topaz AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 8g)
  • 70 x Green Lined Chartreuse AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 8g)
  • 2 Glue-In Leather End Caps
  • 2 x 6mm Strong Jump Rings
  • 1 x 14mm Parrot Clasp
  • #9 White Nylon Beading Cord

TOOLS REQUIRED

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

INSTRUCTIONS

This project works with an 8 warp round braid and beads. We have used a mix of muted pink, blue, yellow and green long magatama beads. Use the following pattern information and work with our beaded kumihimo project to recreate this project on your own!

  • fuchsia lined smoky amethyst AB long magatama beads on strands #32 and #16
  • noir lined aqua AB long magatama beads on strands #1 and #17
  • garnet lined light topaz AB long magatama beads on strands #8 and #24
  • green lined chartreuse AB long magatama beads on strands #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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