Black macrame bracelet stack

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 […]

Beaded kumihimo bracelet

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 […]

More random makes!

Most things I’ve managed to finish recently are hair clips. I have some other things in the works, but they aren’t ready to show off yet! (I’ve been so busy…) I’ll quickly talk through the basic materials I used for each one. This one used a mixture of burgundy red ribbons of different widths and […]

Pink kanzashi flower clip

I have made my first foray into kanzashi flower crafting! A kanzashi is a traditional hair piece, often floral, used in Japanese hairstyles. These days, the term can refer to folded fabric flowers. Here is a handy link to the tutorial that I used. Thanks, Crafty Angels! It’s great for starters like me. I’d start […]

Hair clip tidy – WIP

I recently got into hair clip fever! I had a look at my massive stash of ribbons and decided to use them all for hair clips. I ordered a lot of alligator and straight hair clips and got to work. Currently it’s looking mostly blue, but I’ll buy more colours soon…