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METALLIC CORD FOR KUMIHIMO
Metallic Cords for Kumihimo

These metallic cords are incredibly soft and pliable and well suited for kumihimo. Their high sheen and metallic luster is surprising considering their softness and pliability. They are great for blending into braids to add metallic accents.

These metallic cords are made in Japan with a gimp construction, which means that a cord or thread is wrapped around a center core. In this instance the metallic nylon film is wrapped around a cord center. The result is soft and pliable cords. The first group of cords looks like metallic wire. The second group has amazing iridescent colors. The third group has a beautiful subtle metallic sheen.

10 Shiny Metallic Colors
4 Iridescent Metallic Colors
10 Fine Metallic Colors

Personal Note - I have been looking for metallic cord, but until now I have shied away. Metallics are usually too scratchy - these are not. So far, I have tested these new metallics only as a blending elements for kumihimo. I will test them for other techniques as soon as I can. In the meantime, let me know if you want some samples!

Spools ~ 100 yd - 91.4 m | Gimp Thread Construction with Z Twist | 3 types | 24 colors | Made in Japan
These cords have centers that are either black or white. Handle these cords with care. Do no twist them clockwise, it will unwrap the outer ribbon that is wound around the center core. The cord can handle some counter clockwise twisting. Wash gently by hand, let dry flat. Spools are approximately 4.5 inch (11.2 cm) wide.

Tips for kumihimo: Make a short sample and test it prior to proceeding with a full piece. Add a length of C-Lon Micro Cord to the Fine Metallic to add strength. Dark colors may bleed slightly so do not mix them with white cord or white yarn or test the braid prior to proceeding.

Mouse over images below for close up picture showing cord texture.

"Shiny" Metallic Cord

Very soft, yet strong, with a solid gloss and a softness that can’t be imagined from its wire-like look.
Great as an addition to braids or a blending element.
Cord diameter is somewhere between C-Lon Micro and Fine Weight Cord.

40% Metallic Nylon Film, 60% Rayon

100 yd/10.9 m cards - $6.75

Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Black


Black, dark yet with lots of sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Dark Gold


Deep, rich dark gold - reflect light

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Sepia


Soft tone with lots of sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Black Currant


Nice tone - matches C-Lon Black Currant

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Purple


Deep rich tone - matches C-Lon Purple

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Magenta


Mardi Gras color.

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Pale Heather


Reflect lots of light

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Aqua


Reflects lots of light

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Navy


Deep and rich color

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Green Olive


Nice dark rich tone with lots of sheen

 
" Iris" Iridescent Metallic Cord

Colors changes depending on orientation. Similar to the shiny metallic cord listed above, but a bit thinner.
Great as a blending element.
Cord diameter is a bit larger than C-Lon Micro Cord.

40% Metallic Nylon Film, 60% Rayon

100 yd/10.9 m cards - $6.75

Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Green Iris


Hazel, brown to emerald green

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Peach Iris


Peach, copper with gold and green glow

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Pale Gold Iris


Pale gold with pink and light green glow

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Pink Iris


Pink with yellow and green glow

 
"Fine" Metallic Cord

Fine texture, soft, with a bit of grit. Beautiful sheen. This cord is thinner than the ones listed above, with lower tensile strength.
Great as a blending element for kumihimo braids or braided in strands.
Cord diameter is about the size of C-Lon Micro Cord.

45% Metallic Nylon Film, 55% Rayon

100 yd/10.9 m cards - $6.75

Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Antique Silver


Soft antique silver color, beautiful sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Gunmetal


Dark grey with a fine dark silver sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Dark Gold


Soft antique silver color, beautiful sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Dark Taupe


Dark grey with a fine dark silver sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Copper


Soft copper tone

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Rose


Close to C-Lon Bead Cord Rose in tone

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Wine


Deep tone, nice sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
French Lilac


Soft lilac tones

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Cyan


Strong pop color with nice sheen

 
Metallic Cord for Kumihimo
Emerald


Strong pop color with nice sheen

 

About colors - While every attempt was made to reproduce colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors. Dye lots from manufacturer may vary!

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