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Kumihimo Books

Sonoran Beads is proud to carry Karen DeSousa’s line of Kumihimo braiding books. With gorgeous patterns, detailed instructions and concise material lists, it is just a matter of time before you’ve mastered the eye-catching style and techniques found only in Kumihimo braiding. Whether you’re a beginner who needs a place to start or an advanced braider who just needs some inspiration to finish a piece, DeSousa’s books will introduce you to styles, designs and techniques you may not have heard of. Try one or all of her books and take your Kumihimo projects to the next level!

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Kumihimo design book
Braiding with Beads on the Kumihimo Disk by Karen DeSousa
Our Price: $21.95

Most braiders never get past the basic round braid, and that's okay because there is soooo much you can do with it. The book includes 12 different projects. Both necklaces and bracelets. It starts with designing your own project. Covers pattern arrangement with color and beads. The various textures, shapes and finishes that beads provide. How to prep, braid and finish each project. From a retro's 50's look to an Out of this World lariat, this book is filled with braiding inspiration.
Kumihimo Combinations by Karen DeSousa
Our Price: $21.95

Kumihimo Combinations by Karen DeSousa.  Karen's fifth book is about combinations.  How to combine colors to get your perfect match, how to combine skills to get a new look, how to combine fibers to get a different shaped braid and how to combine braids to get a trendy necklace.