I created this kumihimo necklace and braided 8 strands of nylon cords.This has beautiful rectangular lavender gemstone beads and double color pink and green gemstone bead along with faux silver spacers and clasp. Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese art. Strands are braided in a circular motion for the round necklaces. The kumihimo necklaces take several hours to braid. It just depends on the beads and the length of the necklace, but I really enjoy making these truly handmade necklaces.