You can weave a Kumihimo braid with just about any fiber. I had this skein of recycled Sari silk yarn that I picked up at Sew Expo one year, and decided it would make a pretty rope for a beaded pendant, so it was time to try my hand at Kumihimo with Sari Yarn.
It’s finished with a simple glue-on magnetic clasp. Glue-on clasps are easy to apply. My favorite glue for this task is E-6000. It is super strong and permanent. If you have trouble getting the cap off of your tube of glue, try rubbing a little petroleum jelly on the cap’s threads. It creates a seal that’s easy to break the next time you need glue. I hate it when I have to use pliers to get the cap off. Or the glue is hard as a rock because air made its way into the tube between uses!
Like many strong adhesives, E-6000 has an odor while wet, so make sure you use it in a space with good ventilation. Once the fumes have dissipated and it is dry, the glue has no odor at all.
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If you are new to Kumihimo, check out the helpful tips at How To Do Kumihimo.