You may have seen that for a lot of my modular origami projects, I tend to cut smaller squares to make my units. Origami paper comes in 15cm squares usually, but I find that the finished model can be quite large, so I like cutting them into four 7.5cm squares, or even nine 5cm squares. […]
What can you do with a lot of gemstone chips lying about? I bought a lot of these chip strings as I used them for my tree of life pendants, but I never seem to use all the chips. They sit in this nice box in my drawers!
The other day I noticed that I did not own any black bracelets when I looked through my accessories. I already knew how to do a square knot macrame bracelet, so I got some waxed black cord and black rattail, and started making a bracelet. When I finished it and wore it, I though my […]
Continuing on with my kumihimo adventures, I started learning how to incorporate beads. With a normal braid, you need a thicker cord, but this time you will need beading cord and appropriately sized beads. Here, I’ve used 0.5mm cord, size 8/0 seed beads, and 4mm crystals and pearls. You start by braiding a little with […]
I bought a lot of seed beads a long time ago and they just sit in a box on my desk, not really being used much. At some point, I moved flats and the beads got shaken up as well! It was time to do something with them.