I know, I know, my post today is not connected to my blog name. Since I originally started blogging, my crafting interests have evolved to add other crafts. I’m the “
Jack Joan of all trades,
master of none”.
I love the clasp and end posts which look like tulips.
Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. This is a craft that I have long wanted to learn.
The foam kumihimo disk is lightweight, portable, and affordable. It is a craft that can be easily made by all confidence and age levels. The disk is flexible but sturdy enough to keep an even tension. Traditionally, satin cords or “rattails” are used as well as ribbon. There are round disks as well as square disks for different effects. The cost of each disk is about $18.I started out with a simple project. The braid itself took me less than an hour to complete for two bracelets. My local bead store was kind enough to show me how to add end caps and a clasp to finish off the bracelet.
|Close-up of Kumihimo Braid|
This book was extremely helpful with many wonderful jewelry projects.
Later this month, I will be taking a class on Kumihimo and beads.
In the meantime………………