Kumihimo Necklace with Aluminum Chain

This choker features the classic 8-strand kumihimo braid with the addition of some gold glamour.

Several readers have reported a difficulty finding rattail kumihimo cord.  This necklace will remind you that you can use other types of stringing material to make a unique kumihimo braid in your Dazzle-it disk.

You can see here that I used traditional rattail but also added cotton wax cord and a gold specialty braid found in the ribbon department of my local craft store.

When the braid was complete I added the end caps and then my lightweight aluminum chain.

The new aluminum chain in the catalog is available in several sizes and colours.

   

Kumihimo braids will always look different if you add in fibers that are unexpected.

End caps can be purchased in various sizes.  The largest one finished this necklace beautifully.

 

Kumihimo Tiered Necklace

There are moments when I review new projects submitted by Fernando Dasilva where I just hold my breath.  This stunning necklaces is indeed a showstopper!

Fernando wanted to showcase our new end caps.  This is the first time I have ever seen a three tiered kumihimo strand necklace.

The new oval gold endcap made it possible to connect three strands so beautifully.

The new Dazzle-it kumihimo butterfly bail steals the show however!  The pearls and extra butterfly charms are now dangling in just the right spots.

These new Dazzle-it bail sliders also help create the tiered charms in place.

I hope this gives you a little inspiration today!