Kumihimo Necklace - Blue Fairy
Kumihimo Necklace - Blue Fairy
Kumihimo Necklace - Blue Fairy

Kumihimo Necklace - Blue Fairy

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Matte Cobalt and Gold-lined blue 6/0 seed beads
Adjustable closure
Floral beads caps
Cobalt Glass Crow beads
White Rhinestone bail
Fairy on the Moon pendant

This magical Kumihimo necklace is adjustable from 20 1/4" to 22 1/2". 

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. Kumi himo is Japanese for "gathered threads". This technique as seen here, uses seed beads and fiber. Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the marudai and the takadai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour and their horses' armor (barding). Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash).

Thank you, Wikipedia, for a reasonably concise description of Kumihimo. They failed to mention that it is somewhat addicting in its simplicity and hypnotic rhythm.