I really enjoyed making my first Kumihimo bracelet. This was a kit from Beadaholique. They sent the braiding cord, beads, a spiral clasp and instructions. I've strung the eight strands of cord. And wound them on the bobbins. Now I'm all set to braid as I watch TV.
I'm surprised at how quick the braiding goes. After about an hour, I have 7 inches of the beaded braid done.
While watching the video to make the bracelet, they recommend to clip a weight to the braid.
I didn't have one, so sewed a little bag, slipped 20 pennies in it, and attached this little curtain clip to it. Worked perfectly for me.
Good thing I'm doing this in the USA, because as you know, pennies are scarce now at home.
Now, on to stringing beads for my trip-home project in the car.