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 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.
Here is a quick thing I worked on recently. I bought some red, orange and yellow rattail cord a while ago to make a bracelet on request. Like a fiery/sunny pattern! In this bracelet, I used four threads of orange, and two of red and yellow. I alternated the red and yellow patterns. I opted […]
I’m currently temporarily living in the south and I’ve been moving bits of my belongings to my new flat for next year. As a result, I’ve had to move things that are non-urgent to me first; things such as my jewellery tools and paper! It truly is a sad time. Fortunately, I’ve found a wonderful […]