Kumihimo with Fernando DaSilva

Kumihimo is such a wonderful way to craft a necklace that showcases your favorite beads.  The favorite stringing material for kumihimo braiding is rattail.  As you can see, Fernando DaSilva also created a rattail tassel with an end cap and simple knot.

Kumihimo braids can be any colour you like.  Fernando combined teal and green for the main part of the necklace and then used white to create a knotted area for his crystal beads.

The knots you see between the beads are also in Fernado’s book; Lovely Knots – An Introduction to Chinese Knotting.

Some of the special items Fernando used:

Dazzle-it sells end caps sets ideal for kumihimo projects.

The kumihimo disk and instructions will have you making a braid like Fernando’s in no time!

The beautiful beads are from Swarovski.

We have so many colours of rattail to choose from!

Fernando also uses Lovely Knots Cord for kumihimo.


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