Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kumihimo - an experiment

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:



3 comments:

  1. lovely! I agree that kumihimo takes a while - I think it would go a lot fast with the traditional setup vs. the little foam boards that are usually sold. VERY nice work and love the mix of colors in the cord!

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  2. Stephanie, that's really nice :-)such a beautiful combination with the copper and the pink colour of the focal. A good choice made by your daughter! Have fun with it, your experiment is very successful!

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