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.
If you are interested in labradorite as a healing stone, you can find its properties here. After finishing my sunstone tree of life, I wanted to try again and hopefully not make any mistakes. This is a labradorite cabochon from a craft fair which was a little smaller and a bit more fiddly to work […]
My workplace Christmas party was yesterday, and the theme was ‘Glitz and Glamour’. I’m not a fan of showy dresses, so I opted instead to go for a plain dress, but make the accessories sparkly. Yes, I did wait until the party happened to post this! My heels and clutch bag both had sparkling clear […]
Goldstone is a manmade stone with differently coloured specks of cobalt and manganese suspended in the stone to create a sparkle effect. This version uses blue goldstone – a red goldstone is just as common and has flecks of copper. Some people like to call it ‘starstone’ instead. I wrapped this using sterling silver wire […]
I made a pendant with serpentine previously – see here! By the way, I got this cabochon as a gift, so I determined that it could be serpentine. If someone could tell me otherwise, that would be great! This pendant is named for the still waters you see in lakes that are tinted green with […]