When I began teaching myself kumihimo I didn’t realize that I would start pulling out all my old jewelery to see if I could give it a makeover. This brown and red rose never seemed to work with anything.
I decided to try and colour match the tones in the stone and rose and selected two rattail and one hemp cord from the Dazzle-It collection to work with. By using two strands of hemp, my finished cord is a lot thinner.
I should really call this kumihimo cord the super bowl necklace….I made this extra long piece on Sunday.
I made such a long strand that I knew I could make a bracelet too! All you have to do is tie off a section and then cut it.
I added some links to my JBB pewter end caps by twisting a little wire. I created a loop and wire wrapped the bottom of the loop.
Then I glued my kumihimo cord ends in place with Hypo Cement. Hypo cement adheres to metal and fabrics , it will dry in a few hours and cures in about 24 hours.
Isn’t it amazing how this little bit of red hemp added so much to the cords final colouring?