Monday, 22 April 2013

My First Kunmihimo Jewelry

I came across kunmihimo type of jewelry first in a group which I happen to belong. I fell in love with the sheer beauty and design of the jewelries made with this form of braiding. I knew it is something I have to make...learn. It was added to my 'To Do' list.

So, here is my first attempt. This bracelet was made with crotchet cord. Being the first time, it took me a bit of time to finish up, but when I finally did, I was quite happy with the outcome. I especially love the heart -shaped dangle attached to the toggle clasp!

Having known the basic (which is without using beads), I have stocked materials for the next stage, and of course, I 'm excited at the thoughts of the possible outcome! There are so many jewelries made with this and I can't wait to get started. I would definitely let you know my result.

Well a bit of kunmihimo, this is a form of braiding where cords and other forms of threads are used. It originated from Japan. To make this type of braids, a kunmihimo disc is used. This disc comes with instructions and even show you the various designs you can make with different cords.


Linda Aliogo


4 comments:

  1. Wow, this is an amazing piece of jewelry. SO unique and cute.

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I would be working on a new piece soon. Just watch out!

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  2. I love the bracelet displayed above. There is no doubt jewelries are the favorite friend of women and they are wearing it since beginning of 18th century. Women use various jewelries for their personal adornment. They always want to be called pretty and charming by the person whom they love and accessories are the best way to add charm in their beauty.
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  3. Well said Ema. Women would always love to wear jewelries...It's just one of the ways we beautify and express ourselves. Thanks

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