Kumihimo Braided Black and Multicolored Beaded Necklace
Kumihimo Braided Black and Multicolored Beaded Princes Choker Necklace
Kumihimo Beaded jewelry is at the top of the fashion elegance for handmade accessories. Pink and golden aurora multicolored beaded princess/choker necklace with a string of black glass seed beads makes up a beautiful necklace accented by gold-plated toggle clasp. The clasp is a flower wreath loop with a hummingbird toggle. The end caps on the necklace braid are also gold-plated. These findings have a brilliant shine. This only enhances the golden reflection in the aurora beads.
Necklace (including clasp) 17 inches long
Clasp: 1 x 1 inch
WEIGHT: 0.9 Ounces
Routine maintenance tips to keep your jewelry looking amazing from season to season.
• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
• If the piece is subject to tarnish, place a moisture control pack into the storage location. (Hint: Some medications come with them in the bottle.)
• Keep jewelry away from soaking water and harsh chemicals.
• These pieces of wearable art are not designed to be worn 24/7. They need a restful break too.
• BEWARE!!! POSSIBLE CHOKING HAZARD!! If small children are in the home, please know our child and buy, wear, and store responsibly.
What is Basic Kumihimo?
Definition as of Kumihimo.com
Kumihimo is a braiding technique that is used in the making of long decorative strands. These cords are used in a variety of decorative ways. Some people wear them as bracelets or necklaces. Others use them as functional laces or simply let them swing free. Basic strands are made by looping thread through the fingers in a repetitive manner. Ancient samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and sometimes hold it together using Kumihimo cords. Kumihimo is a fun and colorful part of Japanese heritage.
The first Kumihimo were made entirely by hand. These cords were strong but very visually simple. To meet high commercial demand for unique cords, Kumihimo techniques evolved to a degree that necessitated the use of large wooden stands that resembled the looms used to weave cloth. These stands sped up the process of making thick, colorful strands. Kumihimo became an integral part of traditional Japanese dress.
These days, simple Kumihimo braids are made by affixing thread of different colors to different points around a disk that is made expressly for this purpose. Complex cords can be made using up to 24 different pieces of thread. There is no right way to make Kumihimo. Each cord is comprised of threads of varying colors and thicknesses. Some look like uniform braids and others look like series of well-placed knots. Some people have turned their Kumihimo hobbies into luxury fashion trades. They make their cords out of strands of silk and other expensive materials.
The literal meaning of the word Kumihimo is "come together." The name suits the braids, which are painstakingly connected by their makers. Designs do not appear in Kumihimo by chance. Expert braiders have learned how to place their pieces of thread around their tools to create the patterns they desire. With experience, Kumihimo enthusiasts develop braiding techniques that are so complex as to border on engineering. They swap colors and thicknesses around in the midst of making single cords to deliberately disrupt their carefully planned patterns.
BEADED KUMIHIMO METHOD:
The beads are stung onto the Super Lon extra-heavy #18 twisted nylon multi-filament cord. As the thread is braided the beads are dropped into place one at a time. When the desired length is obtained a section of braiding is done without adding beads. This is eventually tied off and glued. The findings are glued into place and then the clasps are attached.
GOLD PLATE: [gohld-pleyt]
1. tableware or containers made of gold.
2. a plating, especially electroplating, of gold. Dictionary.com Unabridged
verb (used with object), gold-platoed, gold-platoing.
1. to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
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Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.