This was my entry into the Mardi Gras Kumihimo challenge. I used these super shiny 6mm beads in purple and gold and added some Rizos and size 8 seed beads for contrast in scale. Members of the group can vote for their 3 favourites and my entry was voted into third place. Thank you very much for all the votes.
If you would like to get involved in the fun of a monthly challenge, just look for the Kumihimo Challenge group on Facebook and join up. The challenge takes place once a month and the next one is for a 16 cord braid. Joining in with something like this is a really great way of pushing yourself to try something new. There is always so much to learn and in my opinion, if you think you know it all then you have already gone stale!!