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Beading Cord

A quality piece of beading cord is the backbone of any jewelry design. The fun comes in when you have a wide selection of fibers to choose from, and our offering of beading cord certainly fits the bill! Try silk cord or hand dyed nylon ribbon to add some color and durability to your jewelry piece. Add some metallic sheen from our selection of metallic thread and give your jewelry a bright, eye-catching design. We’re big advocates of trying out some braiding cord to create your own kumihimo braids and add layers and layers of color and style to your creations!

Shibori Silk

Shibori Silk Ribbon from Shibori Girl.

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that creates patterns in fabric by binding, stitching, folding, or twisting. You might be more familiar with the process as tie-dye. Using bright, rich complementary colors and high quality, hand dyed silk ribbon, we’re able to recreate this ancient dyeing technique in our line of Japanese Shibori silk.

Sold by the yard and pleated to a width of 1” once finished, this silk ribbon features pleating and coloring that is steam set to ensure the longevity of the shape and color. We love using this Shibori silk for jewelry, making additions to garments, bookbinding, and many more projects. How will you use our Japanese silk? Share your creations with us!

Nylon Ribbon
Shimmering strands of nylon ribbon with gold metallic fibers are hand-dyed in vibrant, variegated colors.  Each strand is approx. 1.5 yards (54") long.  These ribbons are wonderful for kumihimo braiding, perfect for showcasing a pendant bead or embellishing a craft project.
Hand Dyed Satin Braiding Cord

Kumihimo Hand Dyed Braiding Cords

Color your life with our pretty hand dyed braiding cords. Our kumihimo braiding cords are made with rayon over cotton. This helps the beads stay in place without slipping out. Each satin braiding cord strand is 12 yards making it the perfect length for several necklaces or bracelets. Our Satin cords are available in 15 different colors, which gives you the chance to match it with almost any outfit in your wardrobe. Try using multicolored cords to get a fun and vibrant look. You can also make different kinds of braids using our satin cords.

While you could use these for jewelry, they can also be used for other purposes such as home decoration or arts and crafts projects. They can be used to hang artifacts from walls. Instead of only hanging a pretty showpiece, enhance its look with a satin cord. What are you waiting for? Grab your hand dyed braiding cords today for great prices!

Cotton/Rayon Blend Cord
New cotton/rayon blend cord for kumihimo in ten yard skeins. Makes a nice sized braid with a slight sheen. Perfect for a simple necklace or bracelet. We have lots of options for ending the cord with our glass or metal end caps.
Metallic Thread
Hotarubi Metallic Thread is imported from Japan where it is traditionally woven into Kimono Fabric.  We use it in Kumihimo braids. It is also suitable as an surface embroidery thread or used to embellish quilts, any sewing project, or craft project. The thicker thread has approximately 100 yards per spool, the thinner thread has approximately 125 yards per spool.