Kumihimo and Agate Slabs

Agate slabs or slices are a wonderful addition to a summer necklace.  These semi precious slices are available in many colours and ordinarily feature a pre drilled hole making them easy to add to a project.

My kumihimo braid features two of our Dazzle-it rattail colours and sea blue cotton wax cord.

I used the classic eight strand braiding technique that you receive with our Dazzle-it Disk instructions.

When you make a braid you will find it very helpful if you add a weight to the end.  It will help pull and keep your braid tight and straight while you work.

My finished braid looks wonderful!

I finished the ends with our Kumihimo endcaps.

I added a simple gold chain to lengthen my cord and this became ready to wear!

Kumihimo With Many Types of Stringing Material

My agate slab pendant is the inspiration for this kumihimo cord made with rattail, hemp, suede lace and cotton waxed cord.

The colours in the pendant are just stunning.

I gathered all the stringing material that would highlight the colours the best and set up my kumihimo round braid disk for a lovely hour of braiding.

I used Agate Slab Pendant with Pewter/Turquoise Setting

Sea Blue Cotton Wax Cord

Sea Green Suede Lace

Aqua Blue Dazzle-It Rattail

Silver Dazzle-It Rattail

Pastel Colours Dazzle-It Hemp

The suede lace was a wonderful new addition for me.  I did break the strand at one point and was happy a small knot could repair it so the braiding continued.

When my braid was the length I wanted I tied each edge.

I used my favorite new glue to attach a 7mm kumihimo end cap.  This cord is thinner than others I have made, so I am happy there are three different sizes of end caps to choose from.

You will love all the Agate slabs in the John Bead collection.

The 5-10 Minute Agate Nugget Bracelet

 

This is a fabulous bracelet anyone can make in mere minutes!

The black agate nuggets are new to the Dazzle-It group of products.

All I needed was some elastic to re-string this fantastic strand of semi-precious stones.  I chose the stone with the interesting white stripe as my focal piece.  It is hard to say I made the bracelet.  It really made itself.  The chain is a wonderful addition and the 5 Stones make for the perfect measurement for a bracelet.

Semi-Precious Agate Nuggets Facette Rhodium are available in Teal, Natural, Purple, Green and Black.

Each strand is unique.

This bracelet feels wonderful on my wrist!