Kimihimo BIC Ballpen

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Introduction: Kimihimo BIC Ballpen

Just knit a round kumihimo arround a ballpen refill (I use a standard BIC).
When it is spent it can be replaced, although it is a little tricky.

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    very intriguing! I love kumihimo and had to think for a minute about 4 strands with a bic in the center! As soon as I have an empty wheel I'll try this. Right now I am learning to make it with beads. Doing well with 1/8 inch ribbon and size 6 beads. The pens would make nice office type gifts ....

    Cool idea but im just checking is the pen flexible afterwards and if it is then is there a way to strengthen it so its easier to write with?

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    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the instructions - both how to make the braid and the 'tricky" part of how to change out the pen.

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    "Tricky" because you must insert the new one very carefully, it takes more than one minute to me, and I've done it more than a few times.
    And about how, I've try to do the vid, but I could not do it well (I've done a very well looking paper plane and didn't published it because the bad vid).
    The braid itself is standard 8 strands round kumihimo, but with 4 threads and the bic refill in the middle instead of 8 threads and a weight in the center.
    Lots of people teach you kumihimo in youtube, learn it and this one will be easy.