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.
This kumihimo bracelet is for that person who feels bigger is better!
You can always make a thinner braid on the kumihimo disk. What this post is going to show you is that you can also make braids that are super thick too.
This unique (possibly vintage) braided cord was most likely used in the home decoration world.
Combining it with a classic gold rattail from our collection made this disk set up, one of the most unusual ones to date. You can see that I was careful placing the thick braid into the slots. By the end of my project the slots were still great and I did not do any damage to the disk.
This braid is so special! The way the fibers were placed in the disk resulted in this shape. The classic 8-strand braid pattern is what was used.
The biggest end cap in the Dazzle-it catalog is 12mm. It fit on my braid because I placed it over the thinner sections.
The addition of these Swarovski Elements starfish made the bracelet special.
The starfish pendants were attached with jump rings to the exposed rattail cord.
The Dazzle-it Website has the complete catalog online. You can also read more about our kumihimo line here.
I was in my local Michaels craft store yesterday and noticed that a few of our rattail colours for kumihimo were sold out.
It reminded me that I could show you how to use a combination of fibers to make a gorgeous kumihimo braid. As long as you have our Dazzle-it Kumihimo disk, you can create unique braids all the time. You can see here that I did use our pink rattail, but I also added in some wool, beaded string and cotton cord.
The more you experiment, the better the braid!
This latest kumihimo braid needs no embellishment. I am wearing it just as it is.
This hot pink kumihimo bracelet showcases several Dazzle-it stringing options.
I used hot pink soutache, rattail, faux suede lace and waxed cotton cords.
Together the cords looked very nice on my kumihimo disk.
The finished braid is fabulous! I used our kumihimo end cap set to finish my project.
This kumihimo bracelet was inspired by something similar I viewed on Facebook last week. It reminded me that the rainbow rattail is the ideal cord to use for beginner projects. You achieve the look of a complex pattern with virtually no work.
We have the rainbow rattail available on spools and bobbins. There is also a bright rainbow and a pastel colour version. Sizes range from 1mm to 3mm. I am using the 2mm for this project.
The rainbow colours makes the most beautiful braid! This is the standard 8-strand braid you see in our instruction booklet that comes with your kumihimo disk.
Before I glued in my end caps, I added one of our new butterfly pendant bails. It made adding my dangles easy and the bail itself is just beautiful on its own.
Here is a closer look at the bail.
The semi-precious skull beads have always been a colourful addition to anything I add them to.
John Bead also has a chain tassel group that I selected my dangle from.
This kumihimo necklace and bracelet was created with a combination of stringing materials.
I used our classic kumihimo rattail, our Lovely Knots cord and some home dec embellished strands normally used for pillow making.
You can create a kumihimo braid with so many unusual fibers.
If you make a long enough braid you can make sets of jewelry.
These unique hook and eye end caps make finishing your edges super quick. Just glue in your kumihimo braid and wear!
The end caps are also available in gold and gunmetal.
My Instant Glam Tuscany bezel by Fernando DaSilva is now beautifully showcased on this “designed to match” kumihimo braid.
Fernando DaSilva has created a collection of spectacular bracelets that feature the best and the brightest beads in the Dazzle-it new spring collection!
He used Dazzle-it Ori crystals, semi-precious special shaped beads and rattail to make the most beautiful tassles!
Each of these bracelets look wonderful on their own too!
The combinations Fernando made between dark and light crystals added a great deal of interest to the bracelets.
One buddha per piece was indeed more than enough to showcase that special strand of semi precious beads.
The neon colours just pop!
Cardinal Purple Rattail Cord 1.5mm 20 yds with Re-Useable Bobbin
Dark Purple Rattail Cord 1.5mm 20 yds with Re-Useable Bobbin
These two shades of purple can become a necklace…in the hands of a designer like Fernando Dasilva. This necklace is featured on the John Bead blog today.