I want to thank Heather Powers of Humblebeads for hosting this challenge.
"It's time to go back to school! Learning something new is a super way to get your jewelry making mojo kicked into high gear.
Find a project in a book, magazine or online (tutorials and videos are perfect for this challenge) and create a piece of jewelry inspired by the project."
Check out Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge for more details.
Thank you again Heather, this was just the push I needed to revisit kumihimo (a Japanese technique used to weave cords together), a skill that I first learned years ago. I viewed a Youtube video from BeadSmith, for a refresher
and then gave it a try ---
I used a rattail cord for my first attempt. It was an old piece, in random variegated colours that I did not particularly like, but I definitely do like the resulting cord. It is nice and heavy, but soft around the neck. It is an upscale replacement for a leather cord and the colour options are almost limitless.
Now I am off to find a video to see how to add some beads ....
I will give some thought to see if this cord might be introduced to my jewellery. I think there are some definite possibilities.
Thanks for visiting ---- I am looking forward to the 4th week of the Mojo Challenge.