I have designed many kumihimo braids this year using different stringing materials and fibers. My husband is always quite interested in the results and it occurred to me that I should try and make a kumihimo braid that he might wear.
This braid uses lots of different leathers and our traditional black rattail.
When I set up my kumihimo disk I knew that two of the leathers were going to be too thick for the slots….but surprising, by just placing them on the edge of the disk they stayed securely in place during the braiding.
I made a photocopy of my Instant Glam Arrow bezel so that I could cut a piece of fish leather which would fit this unique shape. I then used Quick Grip again to glue my fish leather to my bezel.
These pewter toggles really look amazing. They are a great weight and I felt like they gave my finished necklace a “manly” feel.
Here is a closer look at this nautical themed set.
My leather kumihimo and Instant Glam necklace is ready to wear!