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 […]
Hi guys, quick update time: I’m currently in the middle of moving between places right now (I’m due to be in my new student home in two weeks’ time) so all of my craft stuff is currently boxed. To keep myself occupied though, I’ve purchased three jewellery kits from Queenbeads and will be posting about my […]
Another kit from the Queenbeads studio! This time we have the crossweave jewellery kit. It comes in a tin can! How quirky.
I came across this image a few weeks ago: http://i2.wp.com/www.thehobbyideas.com/wp-content/uploads/Satin-Ribbon-Hairband1.jpg (You can also check out the actual site http://www.thehobbyideas.com/, it is full of photo-tutorials just like this one) It’s a photo-tutorial about how to make a satin flower hairband. The instructions are quite simplified as you might expect, but I gave it a go myself last weekend. I […]
In 2014, I had a very fun year at my new university, and made it into second year. I also had a nice new workspace in a location where I could obtain craft materials from the local market, but even then, I ordered a lot of new things to play with. Jewellery was still the […]