On 1 yd. (.9 m) of S-Lon cord, string 68-70 4 mm fire-polished beads. Center the beads on the cord, and wind each end around a bobbin or piece of cardboard, leaving about 20 in. (51 cm) in the center.
 Repeat step 1 three times to make three more strands, but instead of 4 mms, string 8 in. (20 cm) of color A 8/0 seed beads on each of two strands, and 8 in. (20 cm) of color B 8/0 seed beads on the third.
 Pick up the strand of 4 mms, and push half of the beads toward each end, leaving the center open. Center the strand over the kumihimo disk, positioning one end in the slot to the right of the top dot and the other end in the slot to the left of the bottom dot. Repeat with the strand of B 8/0s, but position the strand so it fits in the slots to the left of the top dot, and the right of the bottom dot (Photo A).
 Turn the disk 1/4 turn left or right, and repeat step 3 with the two remaining strands. Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire or scrap wire, and bend it into a U shape. Position it over the crossing strands, and attach the weight to the wire (Photo B).