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.
I bought this book from a Waterstones a month ago called “A Beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo” by Donna Mckean-Smith as I wanted to learn how to make beaded kumihimo bracelets. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to make kumihimo.
I wrapped a large tiger eye cabochon with copper wire recently! The shape was quite unusual, so I ran the wire all the way around and sideways as well. I added some topaz Swarovski crystals and wrapped the wire ends around the frame. Materials: tiger eye cabochon, 0.8mm copper wire, topaz Swarovski crystals
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 […]