Friday, February 22, 2008
KUMIBEADO- remember, you heard it here, first!
I picked up kumihimo, thanks to a friend, Kimber. She took a few seconds, literally, to show me how on the whirlwind bead trip last weekend, while at Honor Band with Kurt's students. After a few false starts, it went along swimmingly without a hitch, taking only about an hour and a half from beginning to end of this bracelet.
Had I even attempted it with bead crochet, that would have been an hour and a half of cursing, just to try to get the first section of beads on.
I name this kumibeado, as writing kumihimo with beads is just too long! Maybe it will stick!
Anyhow, this is the finished product, showing the ends with just the thread braided ( my all-time beloved thread- Stealth Spiderwire 10#), then closeup of the knots (which I then re-knotted closer to the beads, as I realized that was needed to attach the clasp) and finally, the end result.
I think my friend, Patty B, will be most happy with this birthday gift!
I will add another post later, giving the details of doing this with the little cheap disk you can purchase in a 4 pack, through AC Moore, online.