How to Make a Kumihimo Necklace with 4mm Round Beads

I enjoy braiding with Czech shaped glass beads, and round beads (Druks) are among my favorites.  By choosing gorgeous beads, there’s not much to do but load and braid.

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I braided around a core in each example. Braiding with large beads increases the internal hollow space, so using a core will help keep the braid firm and well-shaped.

For each 19″ necklace (18″ beaded braid plus clasp), I loaded 68 4mm Round (Druk) beads per cord and braided around a core of about 2-3mm.

You can download a more detailed pattern here: RSD-Kumihimo 4mm Round Necklace Pattern WP

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Happy Braiding!




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