The remaining eight elements are wound onto the eight tama (weighted spools) to continue Kongo Gumi interlacement, The silk elements are braided until the tails nearly reach the center of the Marudai stand. Finished kumihimo neckpiece shown below.
Edo Yatsu braid folded in half to form a loop.
Edo Yatsu to Kongo Gumi .
8-element Edo Yatsu interlacement changes to16-element Kongo Gumi in this red and black silk neckpiece.