Saturday 28 July 2018

Cool Maker – KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker Review

Friendship, it can sometimes be a hard thing to come by but friends are an important part of anyone's lives. I remember when I was younger the importance of not only friends but of course the even bigger status of best friend, you know your BFF and normally this was shown by giving out necklaces or bracelets that you would promise to keep hold of forever!

Having four girls of my own now it is so lovely to see that over the years traditions like these ones are still very much alive and Cool Maker are aware of this and that's why they've come up with the KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker.


Taking some inspiration from the art of Japanese Kumi bracelets (Kumihimo in Japanese means “gathered threads”), the KumiKreator makes it simple and easy to create stylish and detailed Kumi friendship bracelets.

Spin to create!

Contents include:
1 Cool Maker KumiKreator
88 Spools
10 Clasps
20 End Caps
26 Clasp Stickers
1 Design Booklet
1 Measuring Guide
1 Storage Case
1 Playbook

With all these materials children can make up to 10 colourful bracelets. You can do this by selecting a pattern from the design booklet or if you are feeling super creative you can come up with your very own design to use.


Bracelets can be made with either 8 or 12 strands, obviously the less strands used the more bracelets than can be spun. What this also means is that favourite colours can of course be mixed together to form intricate patterns.

From a parent point of view what I like about this machine is that there are no knots needed, it takes away the need for lots of fiddling for both the kids and adults and makes the process pretty much fuss free. Instead of knotting the bracelet, beautiful clasps are added at the end.

Braids before your eyes!

Children just have to turn the handle, this in turn makes the spools move around the machine, cleverly weaving a bracelet together in minutes!

There was a small problem with spools getting stuck but luckily there are lots of troubleshooting videos on the Coolmaker youtube channel which made for easy problem solving and had us back on track in no time.


Designed for children aged 8 and above, the KumiKreator manages to give them the tools needed to let their imaginations run a little wild and create some stylish pieces of jewellery that they can then share.

The KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker is a serious game-change when it comes to bracelet making. With a recommended price of £29.99, and when you break that down that means around £2.99 a bracelet. 


You can also buy refill packs which come with 96 spools so that you can continue to use the main machine. I predict lots of friendships being sealed with a KumiKreator friendship bracelet!

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