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Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet Tutorial has a Nifty Button and Loop Closure

Long time readers might well remember my tutorial for a flat kumihimo bracelet which featured a button closure.  I integrated the button hole in the design. But Christina of CSL Designs has a different approach she made a button loop separately.  Her tutorial is also essentially a flat design but accomplished on both a round disk (for the button loop and a square plate for the rest of the bracelet. The square kumihimo plate works well for making flat bracelets.


She begins with the loop end. Her tip on using hair pins to secure the braiding when taking the work off the disk is brilliant!  This is essential when switching over to the square plate for the main part of the bracelet.

The bead holes have to be big enough to take two of the cords.  The designer singed the ends of the cords to make them stiff enough to thread the cords through the beads. Another alternative is to use Fray Check (a liquid sealant used by people who sew)

Christina is also a macrame specialist. So she finishes off the button end with square knotting.  Really clever way to progressively reduce the number of cords as she goes along.  The end goal is to just have a few cords to attach the button.



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