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This PDF tutorial will teach you how to create a Beaded Kumihimo Focal Piece approximately five inches long. It includes 20 pages of step by step instructions with photos and illustrations. After you complete your Kumihimo focal, you can incorporate it in to a necklace or bracelet of your own design. See my attached photos for sample necklaces and a bracelet I used a focal in.

Kumihimo is a type of Japanese braiding that is traditionally done on a wooden stand. Luckily for us, we can purchase foam Kumihimo looms with numbered slots for less than $10. They make it easier for beginners to learn this technique. I use a “mini” loom in this tutorial but a larger one works just as well.

Experience level needed: You will need to know how to wire wrap a loop at the tip of a bead cone or endcap to complete your focal piece. If you aren't sure how to do this, look for a tutorial here on Etsy or online on creating a simple wire wrapped loop. I do not include detailed instructions on wire wrapping in this tutorial.

If you have questions about the steps or get stuck, I am available via email to help. I'd also be thrilled to see what you make using this tutorial. I've sold 50+ copies of this tutorial on another site. It's so much fun to see what other people create with it.

This tutorial is in a PDF format. You will need an Acrobat reader to view the file. After payment is processed, you will receive a link to download your file through Etsy. If you have any problems downloading the file or do not receive the link, just let me know. I will make sure you receive your tutorial.

My Copyright Policy: Tutorials written by me (Karen Landis) are intended for use by one person only. Purchase of any tutorial written by me grants only 1 (one) person the license to use the lesson. If you are an individual, independent jewelry artist you may use these lessons to make jewelry for sale. You may not use these lessons to mass produce items for a large scale business. You may also not teach employees to make these items for you. Distribution of my tutorials is not allowed without express written consent from me. If you wish to use the designs or any derivative of the designs in these tutorials to teach a class, you must first contact me for permission. Derivatives of my tutorials (e.g., instructions using techniques and designs based on tutorials written by me) are not allowed without written consent from me. Thank you for respecting my work. I promise to respect yours. ©2013-2015 Karen Landis

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