Welcome to the world of Kumihimo, the 'coming together of threads' or the ancient art of Japanese braiding. It may look daunting, but it is a fairly easy technique to learn. The dense foam board exists in a circular shape for round braids and in a square shape for flat braids. The cords are braided and put through the center hole. You can create bracelets, necklaces, purse straps and so on with it … with or without beads. Please visit dune beads' cord section for all your rattail, Chinese knotting cord and Superlon needs.