» Home » Design Projects » Kumihimo Raised Spiral Keychain

Kumihimo Raised Spiral Keychain

March 31, 2014

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain

I like a large tote style purse, but I seem to always be losing my keys down in my purse.  I decided I needed a large keychain that was also pretty to carry my keys and I needed a larger keyring to keep all my various keys – home, car, studio, etc.

I had plenty of supplies in my Prima Bead stash to work with as well as some additional charms sent in this month’s Prima Bead blogger package.  I also wanted to play with my Kumihimo disk some more, so all things came together for this project.

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain

I picked out some of my favorite colors of satin cord and set up the Kumihimo disk for a 12-strand raised spiral pattern with the turquoise being the dominant raised cord.

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain-2

Once you get your cords set up and get your rhythm braiding, you can whip these together quite quickly.  I wanted a relatively long braid so that I will have no problem finding my keys when I throw them in a large tote or bag.

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain-4

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain-5

After the braid was tied off, I started adding a variety of beads to the ends of the cords.   To keep the beads in place, I found a beautiful knot called a Button Knot that works perfectly with satin cording.  I love that this knot can also be used in place of a bead.  I found the pattern at this link here.  You can see a better detail in the close-up photo above.

CherylBoglioli_PrimaBead_kumihimo_keychain-2What do you think?  It’s pretty and it is unique.   I think I’ll find these super quick and it was easy to create!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: