Ok, I spent a LOT of time on this rod....ALL of the wraps
are rather complex. Especially difficult is the cross wrap
with the differently colored diamond centers. This involved
first wrapping a base cross wrap in the orange classic twist,
5 threads or so in width. I then wrapped a second layer of
garnet on top of it. Between each spot where the threads cross
on the second layer, a toothpick was inserted to lift the
garnet layer up and away from the orange below. Once I had
completed the garnet layer, I wrapped a 3 thread border of
black on the lower layer, next to the orange classic twists.
This black border bound down the garnet thread at the diamonds.
Once the first black border was completed, the garnet thread
was cut at the toothpicks and then trimmed as closely as possible
to the black border. 2 more border courses, 3 threads thick
each, in tan and black, where added, which concealed the ends
of the garnet thread. The resultant wrap took 4 hours to complete,
but is unlike any other thread-based diamond/cross wrap that
I have seen to date.