If they have pre-drilled holes large enough to hold cording, anything from tiny gemstone chips to metal nuts and washers you buy at a hardware store to assorted decorative buttons from a fabric warehouse can be woven into fabulous kumihimo braiding designs! Just try seeing them with new creative eyes.
Imagination Brought to Life with Kumihimo Braiding
Open your creative eyes and imagination when searching for found objects and alternatives to traditional seed beads. For instance, look at this elegant necklace and earrings set. It features a black rose pendant with braided ropes of crystal white Japanese berry beads.
The pendant, shaped like a rose, was a clearance found item tucked away in a bargain bin of jewelry craft supplies. After polishing it to its former luster, it became the focal point of the interesting necklace and a true representation of a rose’s significance as a symbol of love and fidelity.
The Japanese Berry Beads provided fascinating texture and an unexpected feature that beguiled with every turn of kumihimo disk! These beads are shaped like tiny peanuts with a recessed hole for stringing in the center of each exquisite bead. They stack neatly on top of each other as you work the cords in kumihimo braiding.
The result is an elegant fashion accessory that’s sure to enhance any wardrobe.
“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” (Song of Songs 2:1 NIV)