Kumihimo braided necklaces - an old style with a new twist!

Kumihimo is a Japanese word for braiding.  Kumi means to braid.  Himo means cord.  Braiding has a long history in Japan and is traced as far back as 7500 BC! 

Today,  Beauty and the Beads jewelry has brought Kumihimo braiding to new heights working the braids with silk cords,  beads, and focal pieces!  

Posted on February 17, 2015 .