I rarely work with any kind of fiber so any excursion into its use is a huge ordeal for me. I literally sit there and stare at it with nervous anticipation because I don't know where to turn. Case in point, I bought two kumihimo boards about 3 years ago and even made the cord used in this project over a year ago, but never figured out where to use it.
FINALLY, I had a small stroke of brilliance when I saw the carved mother of pearl pendant that my daughter picked out about six months ago. I really only figured it out because I was organizing and cleaning my room of ingenuity aka the black hole aka my craft room.
I don't know that I'll do a ton of kumihimo, but it's something I can take on a plane easily. It is, however, a lot of work for one cord. Without further ado, here goes: