kumihimo

Hi, guys! I wanted to let you all know that I sell friendship bracelets. The ones pictured above are ones I made for myself (either representing something or matching with a friend) but this picture was taken a while ago now and I’m much better at it than I was). I’ll try to make a future post with pictures of each type.

The bracelets normally take me about an hour to an hour and a half (not including food breaks lol), but this fluctuates greatly by the kind. Because of this, and the cost of thread, the price of each is different but averages about $8.00 for knotted ones and $4.00 for braided ones, including Kumihimo.


SO, here’s the kinds I offer:

  • Chevron, arrows, diamonds ($8.00)
  • Stripes ($7.50)
  • Bracelets can have a line or dots running through the center (I’m not sure what this pattern is called; I figured it out on my own) - ($6.50)
  • Alpha pattern bracelets (names, numbers, and pictures) - the example on my wrist in the picture is the bottom blue one, which is actually in Hebrew - ($9.50)
  • Off of that, I can do non-English style letters as well. So far I’ve only ever done Hebrew and Quenya, but I’m sure I can figure something out. Another example of this is a pair of corresponding skyline bracelets that I’ve made for myself and my best friend but SHH it’s a surprise ($10.00)
  • Kumihimo bracelets (I’m most familiar with round and spiral but I know how to do the others as well) - ($5.00)
  • I’ll also do simple braids if you’d like ($2.50)
  • I’m also happy to learn a new pattern if there’s something specific you would like

All bracelets can have borders added to them (+$0.50)

I’ll ship anywhere in the United States and will happily cover the cost of shipping.

50% of all proceeds go towards donations for my local animal shelter (the Bay Area Humane Society in Green Bay, WI)

^ Instead of donating money, I instead see what they need at the moment and purchase that for them every time I reach $100 dollars in sales.

For the end of Pride Month (but actually, this will be going on until the end of July since I am a bit of a numbskull and forgot to post this earlier) 100% of the proceeds from bracelets representing a part of the LGBTQ+ community (see my pansexual flag bracelet) will go towards an LGBTQ+ charity of the buyer’s choice.

Send me a message if you’d like one!

I do also have a couple finished ones that aren’t actually for anyone specific, so if you’d like me to send you one of those, they’re free of charge.

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Fuschia (718) and grey (318) flat braid done with DMC Pearl Cotton size 8. This braid is much smaller and a little stiffer than the previous braid done with the embroidery floss.

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A “house unity” (Hogwarts houses, obviously!) kumihimo bracelet that I finished last night. The colours aren’t exactly right - Ravenclaw’s bronze is more khaki, oops - but I think it’s recognisable enough to a fan :D I originally tried to do a 4 strand braid with each house strand but it looked lumpy so I just tied them together at the ends instead :)

Mini Roundup of the Best Kumihimo Braided Tutorials I’ve posted. Another good camp craft or summer DIY. Also check out pages of friendship bracelets, including a site with hundreds of friendship bracelet patterns here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/friendship

  1. 8 to 28 Strand Kumihimo Spiral Braids Using a Cardboard Weaving Wheel Tutorial from  How Did You Make This? here.
  2. Rafia Spiral Woven Cord Kumihimo Wrapped Bracelet Tutorial from el cuaderno de ideas here.
  3. Kumihimo Spiked Braided Wrapped Necklace Tutorial from el cuaderno de ideas here.
  4. Kumihimo Braided Hardware Bracelet Tutorial from Fall For DIY here.
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I designed this one myself! The pattern generator is pretty easy to use, and the bracelet was easy and fun. There were some really good wave patterns already on the site, but my kumihimo disc only has 32 slots (so 16 is really the most amount of strings I should be comfortably using. This one has 20.) The better wave patterns used 40 strings - this is the easier version!

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Flat braid in citrusy colors. Done with your run-of-the-mill DMC cotton embroidery floss. I’ll try to make a point of noting the actual colors used in the future. This was done with scrap floss I had leftover from some other mystery unfinished project.

What would my friends on tumblr think of being able to buy customized ear buds in my etsy store?

These are my Samsung earbuds that came with my S3. They are super awesome with base and treble and are relatively inexpensive. So these would cost between $20 - 30 for the hand braided covers, depending on final cost of earbuds and shipping.

(Keep in mind that Beats headphones only cost $17 to build but sell for $100+)

EDIT: now available here

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Flat kumihimo braid Sasanami yamato gumi, 45 stands, 10 threads per stand. Material: rayon thread (viscose).

Плоский шнур кумихимо Сасанами ямато гуми. 45 прядей, каждая прядь 10 сложений нитей вискозы.

漣大和組、45玉、高台。