When I posted my necklace design with Jenny's Component of the Month, I used kumihimo braid. I make a thin braid with C-lon and didn't want to use a bulky end cap, so I decided to figure out how to wire wrap the ends. Some people were interested in seeing a tutorial on how to do this, so here it is! The one I made for the piece was a messy wrap - here I'm going to demonstrate a fairly neat wrap!
tutorial is really similar to any wire wrapping you would do with ball
chain, rhinestone chain, or any material that doesn't have a clear and
Materials Needed: Kumihimo braid, 6-8" patinated copper wire
Tools Needed: Two pair chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, embroidery scissors
is the braid and the wire. I think I used 22 gauge wire - it needs to
be strong enough to hold your cord, but workable too!
there you have it - another way to finish a kumi braid end without
having to use an end cap! This is also published over at Art Jewelry Elements Blog today!
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