Mothers Day got screwed up this year, what with not actually being allowed to see her due to coronavirus. And then I kinda changed my mind about what gift I was going to give her. Once I'd tried beaded kumihimo I knew she would love a pretty bracelet and I wanted to try something a bit different - what about a glasses cord?
The bracelet was easy. As I went through my cupboards at Easter I found I actually already had some beads. And I knew she would love these colours so I just made it up based loosely on a pattern from my book.
|Tiny size 15 beads against regular size 8 beads|
But if I was going to make a cord to hold glasses I would need something smaller. So I found the finest cord you can kumihimo with, and some tiny size 15 beads and had ago. The worst part was threading them all onto the cord. I lost count of how many jumped across the room never to be seen again. But I quite like the end result. It's 30 inches long and has a nice feel to it.If I tried it again I think I could go up a bead size so you can see less cord, but the colours match so I'm not too worried.
Both came out really well and she loved them. Even if it was about 4 months late.