Braiding with 8 strings is just as simple as with 4 strings, especially this pattern. It is only an expanding to the basic kumhimo braid and the result is a nice twisted cord.
STart to put the strings on the disc as on scheme 1 and than look carefully to the schemes how to braid this pattern. Repeat Scheme 1 and 2 until the cord has the desired length.
result pattern 1
Pattern 2: braiding round with 8 strings
Pattern 2 will make a nice round braided cord that is hollow on the inside
result pattern 2
Examples of different colour scheme's
Using other colours will result in totally different cords, below a few examples using the patterns above.