I think that I’m going to officially be renaming Saturday to SaturBraid!! While hubby was off to Jiu Jitsu this morning I looked at my Kimihimo disk and it looked sad because I haven’t used it in a week!
So we have another day of bright sunny skies and it inspired me to dig out the bowl of gold seed beads that I’ve had in my stash for about two years. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, but I did know I wanted to play around with adding beads to the braiding. It was a lot of prep work threading the beads but once I got going it really made braiding even MORE fun!
I used some black size 3 crochet thread that I also had in my stash. I kind of like the rustic look of the cotton against the shiny beads. I may use silk or nylon cord in the future to add to the shiny, sparkly look of the beads.
Again this bracelet isn’t 100% complete because I still need to add a clasp to it. I don’t have any gold tone end clamps or findings right now. So this lovely little bauble will be sitting here on my work station just waiting to give me a sparkly wink when the sun hits it and make me smile.
I am completely addicted to Kumihimo braiding now – there is no going back! I think next week I may experiment with going to 16 cords instead of 8. Maybe some nice patriotic rope in Red, White, & Blue!!
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