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.
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 […]