DAK Glitz from Arlington, MA creates beautiful beaded jewelry by hand in the kumihimo method. Kumihimo is the traditional Japanese technique of braiding strands of silk to create intricately colored cords. The cords, also called kumihimo, are strong but slender, and have a multitude of uses. Samurai once used kumihimo as laces for their armor. My kumihimo jewelry puts a modern twist on this braiding technique by dropping glass beads on every weave, creating a beautiful yet sturdy piece you will be proud to wear.