Tag Archives: Chirimen Kimono cord

A bit of Japan

30 Jan

Few years ago, when the (very expensive) chirimen bracelets suddenly appeared in Italy, me and my friend Paola decided to buy some chirimen cord on Etsy to make more affordable bracelets for us.

Unluckily I have never been satisfied with the result, so I never wore it.

Then, last Summer I came up with an idea on how to use the almost forgotten cord and I made these two bracelets as birthday gifts for two friends at my Taiko group…. A Japanese themed gift for Japanese drums’ lovers.

I have also experimented with cardboard, self-printed stickers and my own rubber stamp, to make cute boxes to present the gifts in a more professional way….

[Chirimen Cord, elastic band, wooden single-hole button, silver bell]

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Ginki copycat

10 Jul

What to do when you like Ginki bracelets but they cost too much…

The answer is: do it yourself! Obviously.

So that’s what I did. I found a Japanese Chirimen Kimono cord at StinkyDogBeads on Etsy and I made it myself. The blue one on the top left of the picture is the original Ginki that I bought some time ago, while in the picture below you can see my attempt… not too bad and definitely less expensive.

The raw material

The raw material

The result

The result

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