I have the most colourful kumihimo braid jewelry set to share with you today. They appear in the summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine.
Every issue is jam packed with ideas and I subscribe to it digitally!
You might be surprised to know that this set was created with the classic 8 strand kumihimo braid and disk. My fiber choices are making this look so complex.
I have been experimenting with non-traditional strands for my kumihimo projects. This braid features five stands of hand spun artisan yarn, two strands of my own hand made t-shirt yarn (tarn) and one strand of this fun pom pom ribbon yarn.
My kumihimo disk is foam and it readily accepted the different fibers. I was careful with my braiding so that I did not stretch my disk inserts. The cut lines were very forgiving with these thick fibers. I had no issues at all.
As I braided, I made sure my pom poms were not twisted to the inside of the braid. I was so happy to see how they looked free of the braid.
Since my braid was thicker than usual, in order to insert it into my end cap I needed to gather my fibers tightly. I wrapped wire around each cut end making it easier to glue all these fibers neatly into the end cap.
My hot pink necklace and bracelet are going to be just perfect for the summer!