My new favorite tool is the Diva Custom Cord Maker. I picked this up at Blue Fire Beads last weekend and haven’t put it down since! The kit comes with everything you need except fibers. You need seven lengths of fibers. I used about 42″ for each one. Here is the kit with the fibers wound onto the spools.
When you wind the spools, leave about six inches unwound and tie the ends in a knot. Pull the knot through the bottom of your disk (3 with different hole sizes are included) then attach the included clip to the knot for weight.
Now, flip the disk over so the clip is underneath and put the fibers in each slot. The order doesn’t matter and there will be one empty spot. Now, you can start weaving! Count three spaces from the blank space, grab that fiber and move it to the blank spot. Turn the new blank spot towards yourself, count three spaces and move that fiber. Repeat these steps while occasionally giving the braid a little tug.
I took these pictures while I was working on the cord, so as you can see, I’m in the living room with Thumper who’s watching TV! 🙂