Fiber & Textile Resources

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Fiber and textile jewelry-making covers a broad variety of techniques: kumihimo, macramé, soutache, fingerloop braiding, crochet and more. Explore our free patterns, instructions and tutorials to learn about this touchable art form for jewelry and more.


What Kind of Thread to Use?

It's a great big world of thread out there! See your stringing options using the thread chart. Watch this video to learn about the comprehensive thread chart that lists the types of thread and cord available at Fire Mountain Gems. Discover which threads are best for the various beading applications.

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Gemstone beads and leather cord are the basis of this kumihimo necklace and multi-strand bracelet.

Helpful Technique: How to Finish Kumihimo

Here are three methods to securely finish your round and square kumihimo braiding patterns.

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