The new arrival of the 7 Braid Kumihimo Disk is here. This new disk, also known as as ‘fill the gap’ or 7 Strand Kumihimo, has been designed and manufactured by the team at Riverside Beads.
The disk also offers a simpler way to create 7 Strand Braided Kumihimo designs.
Using The New Disk
The flower shaped Kumihimo disk only has eight slots instead of 32 on a standard round Kumihimo disk. This new disk is marked with numbers one to eight to guide you as you work with your seven strands of cord.
In this type of braid you will use seven slots and leave one empty. For example choose seven colours of cord and place the cords in numbers 1-7, leaving 8 free. Position 1 at the top, move the cord from position 1 into position 8. Rotate the disk so position 2 is now at the top and move the cord into the gap (position 1). Continue to work through the numbers to create your braid.
Kumihimo is a popular braiding technique used in jewellery making and in particular bracelets. Owner of Riverside Beads, Donna McKean Smith has written and had published two books specialising in Kumihimo. The latest book is a Beginners Guide to Kumihimo. The book comes with step by step instructions and explains how to use a circular disc. It also includes a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery. One of these projects is a 7 Braid Bracelet which works perfectly on our new disk.
With a passion for developing braiding techniques and designs, this new disk was designed exclusively by Riverside Beads.
Once the disk arrived into the shop and became available to buy online it very quickly became popular with Kumihimo braiders.
New 7 braid Kumihimo designs and kits will soon be available to inspire and demonstrate how to create stunning bracelets using this new flower shaped Kumihimo disk.
The new 7 Strand Kumihimo Disk is available to buy here and cords available to buy here. To learn more about Kumihimo click here including free tutorials to watch and more. Every Wednesday at 3.30pm on the Riverside Beads Facebook Page join for free weekly tutorials and join our newsletter to keep up to date with what’s new and new workshops and tutorials.